Pro-Assad Syria cleric among mosque bomb dead
One of the most prominent Sunni supporters of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has been killed in a blast at a mosque in the capital, Damascus.
At least 41 other people were killed alongside Sheikh Mohammed al-Buti at the Iman mosque, said the Sana news agency, calling it "a terrorist" blast.
The loss will be a huge psychological blow to the Assad government. Jim Muir reports from Beirut.
22 Mar 2013
- From the section Middle East