Blast Targets Syrian Regime Building in Damascus | Synopsis

Blast Targets Syrian Regime Building in Damascus

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Rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad have been making inroads in their advance toward Damascus, the seat of the government, in recent weeks. Fighting has intensified in the southern districts of the Syrian capital and its suburbs. The conflict started nearly 21 months ago as an uprising against Assad, whose family has ruled the country for four decades. It quickly morphed into a civil war, with rebels taking up arms to fight back against a bloody crackdown by the government. According to activists, more than 40,000 people have been killed since March 2011. Rebels have targeted the center of Damascus with bomb attacks in the past, most dramatically in July when they detonated explosives inside a high-level crisis meeting in Damascus that killed four top regime officials, including Assad’s brother-in-law and the defense minister. An al-Qaida linked group, Jabhat al-Nusra, has claimed many deadly blasts inside Syria.


President Bashar Assad

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City: Damascus

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Country: Syria

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Syrian TV says explosion targets Interior Ministry building in the capital


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