Syrian TV confirms Assef Shawkat killed in bombing

Syrian state television said President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law and senior military official Assef Shawkat was killed in a bomb attack in Damascus on Wednesday, confirming earlier reports by security sources.


In a newsflash it announced the "martyrdom of deputy defence minister General Assef Shawkat in the terrorist bombing which targeted the National Security building in Damascus". (Reuters)


פרסום ראשון: 07.18.12, 14:39