'A commissioned officer' stages attack in Damascus

A opposition intellectual Dr. Mohammad Suri claimed that the attack on the building during a National Security Council meeting actually targeted Bashar al-Assad.

'A commissioned officer' stages attack in Damascus

World Bulletin / News Desk 

A commissioned officer staged Wednesday's bomb attack in Syrian capital of Damascus, an opponent has claimed.

Dr. Mohammad Suri, a prominent opposition intellectual, told the Anadolu Agency on Thursday that the attack on the building during a National Security Council meeting actually targeted Bashar al-Assad, but it failed.

Suri said that it was not a suicide attack, stating that it was staged by a commissioned officer from the opposition.

Assad's brother Mahir Assad was injured seriously in the attack, he said.

Suri said the blast boosted morale of the opposition.

Last Mod: 19 Temmuz 2012, 15:47
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