Pro-Assad cleric killed in Damascus mosque blast: TV

BEIRUT Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:10pm EDT

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - A blast at a mosque in central Damascus on Thursday killed the high-level cleric Mohammed al-Buti, state television said.

Buti, believed to be in his 90s, was a staunch supporter of President Bashar al-Assad and the Imam of Damascus's historic Ummayyad Mosque.

(Reporting by Erika Solomon; Editing by Michael Roddy)