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Syrian PM appears on live TV after surviving assassination

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 09:56

Damascus: Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi was seen on state TV`s live report meeting government officials on Monday after surviving an assassination attempt in Damascus.

Appearing totally unharmed in the footage, al-Halqi was reportedly discussing economic matters with members of the Syrian cabinet, reports Xinhua.

But he did not talk about the details of the blast, which occurred in Damascus` western neighbourhood al-Mazzeh Monday and left at least eight people dead.
One of al-Halqi`s escorts is believed to have been killed in the attack, reports said.
The high-profile assassination attempt is the latest in a series of plots that have targeted Syrian officials and army officers.


First Published: Monday, April 29, 2013 - 19:27
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