General Daoud Rajiha, the defence minister of Syria aswell as other ministers and high ranking officials have been killed in a major attack on the Defence Ministry Building in the Ummayad Square.
Ummayad square is located just down the road of the Presidential Palace.
UPDATE: The Syrian Interior Minister is amongst the seriously injured.
UPDATE2: The Brother-in-Law of Bashar Al-Assad, Assef Shawkat is reported to have been killed or seriously injured in the same blast.
UPDATE3: Al-Assad's brother-in-law has now been confirmed killed in the attack.
UPDATE4: The Syrian Interior Minister, Mohammed Ibrahim al-Shaar has now been confirmed killed in the attack.
UPDATE5: Confusing reports if it was a suicide bomb or a planted charge in the conference room.
UPDATE6: High Ranking General Hassan Turkmani reportedly killed in the same attack.
UPDATE7: The Free Syrian Army claims the bomb was remotely triggered inside the conference room.
UPDATE8: Reports of widespread clashes in the districts of Damascus.
In: Other Middle East
Tags: Syria, Damascus, SAA, Defence, Minister, Ministry, Interior, Suicide, Bombing, Daoud, Dawud, Rajjah, Rajjaf, FSA, SAA, Bashar, Assad, Ummayad
Location: Syria (load item map)
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