Thursday, July 19, 2012

Bomb kills Syrian three top brass

A bomb struck at the heart of Syria's senior command on Wednesday, killing at least three of President Bashar al-Assad's top brass in an attack claimed by rebels who warned of more carnage to come.

The explosion, blamed on a bodyguard attending a meeting of security chiefs at their Damascus headquarters, prompted the White House to say Assad was "losing control" of Syria.

The attack, the first to target Assad's inner core since a 16-month uprising erupted, came ahead of a showdown between the West and Russia and China over a draft UN resolution calling for sanctions, which was pushed back until Thursday.

Read details: iafrica


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