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July 18, 2012 8:27 am

Syrian Defense Minister Killed in Damacus Blast

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Downtown Damascus. Photo: wiki commons.

CNN – Syria’s defense minister and deputy defense minister were killed Wednesday in a blast at a national security building in Damascus, state media reported.

The attack brings the bloodshed in Syria well into President Bashar al-Assad’s inner circle and could mark a pivotal point in the 16-month uprising.

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