Pro-Assad cleric killed in Damascus mosque blast

March 21, 2013 19:52

BEIRUT,  - A blast at a mosque in central Damascus on Thursday killed the high-level cleric Mohammed al-Buti, Syrian state television said.

Buti, believed to be in his 90s, was a staunch supporter of Syrian President Bashar Assad and the Imam of Damascus's historic Ummayyad Mosque. 

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