Rebels attack Damascus police HQ: witness
AMMAN (Reuters) - Rebels attacked the main police headquarters in Damascus on Thursday, a witness said, a day after the assassination of three of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's top lieutenants.
"Gunfire has been intense for the past hour. It is now dying down but the streets around the police command remain empty," a resident of Qanawat, an old central district where the Damascus Province Police Headquarters is located, told Reuters by phone.
(Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Amman newsroom; Editing by Alison Williams)
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