Syrian TV confirms death of general in bombing

July 18, 2012 17:50

BEIRUT - Syrian state television said General Hassan Turkmani, a former defense minister and senior military official, died of wounds sustained in a bomb attack in Damascus on Wednesday, confirming earlier reports from security sources.

The bombing at a security building in the Syrian capital also killed Defence Minister Daoud Rajha and President Bashar Assad's brother-in-law Assef Shawkat.

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