Three explosions rocked Damascus on Wednesday, being detonated outside the Interior Ministry building.

Syrian state-run Sana news reported that one person was killed and several others injured in a different car bomb attack near the Justice Ministry.

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The attacks are similar to those perpetrated by opposition forces in July which killed four top Syrian officials, including President Bashar Assad’s brother-in-law, the acting defense minister.

Over a hundred countries on Wednesday officially recognized a new Syrian opposition federation which they will likely support through humanitarian assistance, and possibly training and arms.  A new president who is expected to eventually replace Assad after he is overthrown, Mouaz al-Khatib, called for peace with the minority group of Alawites in Syria and condemned extremism, even as jihad-inspired groups provide serious manpower to the fight against Assad.

 

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Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
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