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Syrian rebels claim attack on Assad convoy; president reportedly unharmed

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    Convoy targeted with 17 mortar rounds while on way to a Damascus mosque for Eid al-Fitr prayers

    Syrian rebels claimed Thursday morning they struck the convoy of Syrian president Bashar Assad in the capital. According to a rebel commander speaking to the Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya news network, Assad was not injured in the attack.

    The convoy was reportedly attacked with 17 mortar rounds while on its way to a Damascus mosque for Eid al-Fitr prayers in honor of the holiday that ends the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

    Al-Arabiya reported on its Twitter feed that Assad had been seen on Syrian television “performing Eid prayers at Damascus mosqueâ€￾ — a video that was reportedly aired live.

    “The convoy was attacked with 120-milimeter rockets,â€￾ said a rebel commander, Fares Al Bitar.

    Earlier, Syrian opposition forces said that the roads leading to the al-Rawdha neighborhood of Damascus, which houses the presidential office, had been closed for security reasons.

    It was not immediately clear in the aftermath of the attack whether Assad had been hurt. Bitar had told Al-Arabiya earlier Thursday morning, “We are not sure if the tyrant Bashar Assad was hit. We pray to God that he was killed.â€￾

    Assad appears on state TV after Syrian rebels claim attack on presidential convoy | The Times of Israel
     
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