Car bomb kills 31 in Syria

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(CNN) — At least 31 people, including Syrian regime soldiers, were killed in a car bombing Sunday at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Hama, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Meanwhile, clashes between regime forces and rebel brigades keep raging on the eastern outskirts of the government-held city, the London-based Syrian opposition group said.

Another opposition group, the Local Coordination Committees in Syria, reported at least 15 killings in other parts of the country. Eight people were killed in Damascus and its suburbs, six in Aleppo province, and one in Homs province.

According to the United Nations, well over 100,000 people have died in the Syrian conflict, which began in March 2011 when government forces cracked down on peaceful protesters.

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