DAMASCUS, Syria (Wed, Jul 18) – BREAKING: Deputy Defense Minister and brother-in-law of President Bashar Al Assad killed in suicide blast bombing attack at a national security building in Damascus. Syrian Defense Minister Gen. Daoud Rajha was killed in this attack.
|Breaking: Defense Minister Daoud Rajha and His Deputy Assef Shawkat Killed in Damascus Suicide Blast|
State TV confirms that Assad's brother-in-law and top military official Assef Shawkat was pronounced dead in hospital where he was rushed in a very critical condition.
According to details; a suicide bomber struck the National Security building in the Syrian capital Wednesday in which he targeted a meeting of Assad's top security and military officials on Hezbollah's al-Manar television and a security source in Syria said.
Updates will follow very soon.
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