SYRIA MINISTERS KILLED IN BLAST
Syria News: Syria ministers ‘killed in blast’: Defence minister Daoud Rajiha appeared on Syrian TV regularly. Syria’s defence minister and his deputy, President Assad’s brother-in-law, have died in a suicide bombing at security headquarters in Damascus, state TV says.
Daoud Rajiha and Assef Shawkat were attending a meeting of senior officials at the time. The national security chief and interior minister are said to be critically hurt. The attack comes amid claims of a major rebel offensive on the city. More at BBC.
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