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Syrian TV confirms Assef Shawkat killed in bombing
ByREUTERS
July 18, 2012 15:47

BEIRUT - 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 defense minister General Assef Shawkat in the terrorist bombing which targeted the National Security building in Damascus."

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