BEIRUT – Bombs planted by rebels exploded at a school building occupied by pro-government militias in Damascus today and world leaders weighed Syria’s deepening crisis at a UN General Assembly meeting, but without proposals to resolve it.
Vastly outgunned, rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad have increasingly relied on home-made bombs to target their opponents, striving to level the playing field against state forces using fighter jets, artillery and tanks.
“At exactly 9:35 a.m., seven improvised devices were set off in two explosions to target a school used for weekly planning meetings between shabbiha militia and security officers,” said Abu Moaz, a leader of Ansar al-Islam, one of the rebel groups in the 18-month-old revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.
Rebels said they hoped their attack would kill top-level security offici???