Syria: Mortars hit information ministry

2012-11-20 12:00
Syrian fighters celebrate the victory on top of a tank they took after storming a military base in Aleppo. (Khalil Hamra, AP)

Syrian fighters celebrate the victory on top of a tank they took after storming a military base in Aleppo. (Khalil Hamra, AP)

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Beirut - Two mortars hit the Syrian Ministry of Information building in Damascus on Tuesday morning, leaving no casualties and causing minimal damage, state news agency SANA said.

The building is also home to the newspaper of the Baath Party, which holds a monopoly on power in the country, and is located on the Mazzeh highway in the west of the city.

According to a witness, the attack slightly damaged a wall and the window of a car parked in a lot outside the ministry.

On 7 September, a car bomb exploded between the Justice Palace and the Ministry of Information leaving no casualties.

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