Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Rebel bombers 'hit Syria military HQ' in Demascus

Two large explosions have shaken the centre of Syria's capital Damascus, near the military general staff headquarters.

The blasts happened just before 07:00 local time (04:00 GMT) in an area dominated by government buildings.

Information Minister Omran Zoabi said two roadside bombs caused the blasts, and said one might have been inside the main military compound.

Witnesses said the main building of the compound was on fire.

State media said only that fires had broken out near the military headquarters and while reports said there had been several injuries, officials said there had been no casualties in the attacks.

The BBC's Rafid Jabboori, in Damascus, says the apparent target and timing are very significant.

The staff command compound is the heart of the Syrian army and it is located in a strategic position in Damascus, near to the state TV building. Read More