VIDEO: Suicide bombing kills Syrian defense minister, Bashar Assad's brother-in-law

A powerful suicide bombing in the Syrian capital of Damascus on Wednesday injuring many and killing at least two people — all high-ranking Syrian officials.

The two confirmed dead include defense minister, Daoud Rajha, and Daoud Rajha Daoud Rajha, President Bashar al-Assad's brother-in-law, the deputy chief of staff of the Syrian military. The pair had been meeting along with other members of the Syrian crisis group, which has sought to enforce a military end to the long civil war that has embroiled the nation.

According to reports from The New York Times, it is believed, though unconfirmed, that the suicide bomb may have been detonated by a body guard of one of the ministers attending the meeting. Syrian rebels hailed the attack as a major victory in their effort to unseat Assad.

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