Democracy Now: Syria: Suicide Attack Kills Defense Minister, Assad’s Brother-in-Law

A suicide bomber has struck a meeting of top Syrian officials in Damascus, killing several people and dealing a major blow to the regime of President Basher al-Assad. Syria’s defense minister, General Daoud Rajha, was killed along with his deputy — Assad’s brother-in-law, Assef Shawkat. Syria’s interior minister and the head of the country’s national security office have also been reported critically wounded and possibly dead.

~ by wheresthemic on July 18, 2012.

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