19 Jul '12, 1am

Deadly bomb strikes at core of Syria regime

Deadly bomb strikes at core of Syria regime

DAMASCUS: A bomb struck at the heart of Syria's senior command on Wednesday, killing at least three of President Bashar al-Assad's top brass in an attack claimed by rebels who warned of more carnage to come. The explosion, blamed on a bodyguard attending a meeting of security chiefs at their Damascus headquarters, prompted the White House to say Assad was "losing control" of Syria. The attack, the first to target Assad's inner core since a 16-month uprising erupted, came ahead of a showdown between the West and Russia and China over a draft UN resolution calling for sanctions, which was pushed back till Thursday. UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged the divided Security Council to "shoulder its responsibility and take collective and effective action" over the conflict, which activists say has killed more than 17,000 people since March last year. Wednesday's bombing killed Defence Mi...

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