The battle for Damascus – Syrian defence minister and interior minister killed in blast
Posted by African Press International on July 18, 2012
Those opposing Syrian leader Assad today managed to killed his defence minister and badly hurt the interior minister. The two were in a meeting when the blast took place.
There are reports that one of the defence minister’s bodyguard caused the blast. If this is true then, President Assad is in serious trouble, because his own bodyguards may do the same to him.
Assad’s brother-in-law has also been killed. Many others are injured, including the country’s intelligence Chief.
Reports coming out of Syria say the meeting was discussing measures to crash the opposition fighters when the blast occurred.
The government has been working hard to avoid any opposition fighters reach the capital city, Damascus, but after what has happened today, the ball game has changed. Those still supporting Assad’s government must think twice and make decisions before it is too late.
Analysts, however, fear now that Assad will use all the force he has to crash the opposition using the excuse that the blast was the work of terrorists.