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Syria PM survives bomb attack

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 - 00:33

Apr. 29 - Syria's Prime Minister Wael al-Halki survives a bomb attack on his convoy in Damascus. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halki survived a bomb attack on his convoy in Damascus on Monday, state media and activists said, as rebels struck in the heart of President Bashar al-Assad's capital. The explosion shook the Mezze neighbourhood shortly after 9 a.m. (0600 GMT), sending a plume of thick black smoke into the sky, Internet footage posted by opposition activists showed. Syrian TV later broadcast images of damaged and destroyed vehicles on a street in the Mezze neighbourhood and said there had been casualties. An eyewitness told Syrian TV that a huge explosion took place just as the prime minister's car was passing by. The Britain-based Syria Observatory for Human Rights, which has a network of sources across Syria, said one person accompanying the prime minister had been killed. State television mentioned casualties, but gave no details.

Syria PM survives bomb attack

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 - 00:33

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