Syria Conflict: Senior Officials Die In ‘Suicide Attack’

Syria’s Defence Minister and his Deputy, President Assad’s brother-in-law, have died in a suspected suicide bombing at Security Headquarters in Damascus, State.

Mr. Daoud Rajiha and Assef Shawkat were attending a meeting of senior officials at the time.

The National Security Chief and Interior Minister are said to be critically hurt.

The attack comes amid claims of a major rebel offensive on the city.

Syria was “more determined than ever” to fight terrorism and wipe out “criminal gangs”.

Whoever thinks that killing top commanders “can twist Syria’s arm… is delusional”.

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