Syrian TV confirms Assef Shawkat killed in bombing

BEIRUT Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:34am EDT

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian state television said President Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law and senior military official Assef Shawkat was killed in a bomb attack in Damascus on Wednesday, confirming earlier reports by security sources.

In a newsflash it announced the "martyrdom of deputy defense minister General Assef Shawkat in the terrorist bombing which targeted the National Security building in Damascus".

(Editing by Jon Boyle)

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nenyi wrote:
So who’s gonna jubilate?? Heartless human beings, either way.

Jul 18, 2012 7:29am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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