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Assad Got Troubles, Worries


And this is a development:

A suicide bomber attacked a building used by security chiefs in central Damascus on Wednesday, state media said, killing the defense minister, Daoud Rajha, the first assassination of a prominent official in 17 months of revolt against President Bashar al-Assad.

With tensions already high in Damascus after three days of clashes between the Syrian Army and rebels near the city center, the attack could represent a turning point in the uprising, analysts said, confirming that the opposition forces have been marshaling their strength in order to be able to strike at the centers of state power that sustained decades of the Assad family’s dynastic control.

SANA, the official news agency, described the assault as a “suicide terrorist attack.” Activists said there were reports that the interior minister had also been killed, but there was no immediate confirmation of that. Rumors swirled around Damascus that the bomber was the minister’s bodyguard, but there was no confirmation of those reports.

Reportedly Assad’s intel advisor and brother in law Assef Shawkat was also killed. Mildly curious as to whether Fox News will use the term “homicide bomber” to describe the attacker.

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