Syrian rebels blast hotel from tunnels

Posted: May 9, 2014 at 5:47 a.m.

Syrian government officials walk on a road, back dropped, by damaged buildings from fighting with Free Syrian Army fighters in the old city of Homs, Syria, Thursday, May 8, 2014. Syrian President Bashar Assad's government in the north prepared to regain control of the central city of Homs following last week's cease-fire agreement after a fierce, two-year battle with the rebels trying to oust him. (AP Photo)

BEIRUT -- Syrian rebels bombed a once-luxurious, historic hotel building used as a government army base in the northern city of Aleppo on Thursday, leveling it and causing multiple casualties in an explosion carried out by digging tunnels under the complex, activists and militants said.

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