Syrian defense minister killed in Damascus explosion: state TV

BEIRUT Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:58am EDT

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (L) meets with new Defense Minister, General Daoud Rajha, in Damascus August 9, 2011. REUTERS/Sana/Handout

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (L) meets with new Defense Minister, General Daoud Rajha, in Damascus August 9, 2011.

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Defense Minister Daoud Rajha was killed by a bomb which exploded during a meeting of ministers and security officials at a national security building in Damascus on Wednesday, state television said.

"The Minister of Defense was killed by the terrorist bombing that targeted the national security building," it added.

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Reuters ‘activists’ in action… move aloing folks nothing to see here.

Jul 18, 2012 5:32am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:
Congrats NATO. How’s that War on Terror going for ya?

Can’t be doing too well if you keep arming, funding and rebuilding them…

Jul 18, 2012 5:53am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Life1 wrote:
Defense minister of a sovereign country murdered by a suicide bomber, armed and funded by the West and the GCC…

If anybody still needed proof our entire world is a toilet, there you have it.

Jul 18, 2012 6:36am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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