DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. March 12, 2017, 7:38 PM (IDT)
The death toll from a double bomb attack targeting Shiites visiting a pilgrimage site in Damascus has climbed to 74, mostly Iraqi Shiite pilgrims visiting a cemetery near the Old City. There has been no claim of responsibility.
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