Scores Killed, Wounded at Syrian University

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0  Updated at 2:23 am, January 16th, 2013 By: ABC Digital
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AFP/Getty Images(ALEPPO, Syria) — The two sides involved in the ongoing Syrian conflict are blaming each other for bombings Tuesday at the University of Aleppo that left at least 82 people dead and scores more wounded.

Witnesses said there were two powerful explosions on the college campus in Syria’s largest city while classes were in session.

According to activists, the destruction was caused by Syrian military jets.  However, Syria’s official news agency alleged that rebel forces fired missiles into the campus.

The University of Aleppo was established in 1946 and currently has an enrollment of over 60,000 students.

Fighting in Aleppo has intensified since last year with both sides aware that gaining control of the city is crucial in the battle to win total control of Syria.

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