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Story now we as a major developments in Syria to tell you about rebels taking responsibility for a bombing in the heart of Damascus.
Killing the country's defence minister and the president that brother in law.
Of the president a president asides and there's a connection -- at a high level military officially also have a relative.
The guy in power it's big news everybody we're glad you're with us I'm generally.
The stakes have gotten a lot higher there I'm John Scott state run television says the attack happened early this morning.
The bomb exploding inside the national security building in the capital city.
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warning this latest bloodshed shows Syria is quote rapidly spinning out of control.
We live better lives live from Jerusalem at the latest on this -- I get it appears as though this could go two ways and in the coming hours will really be the most important.
In terms of telling how this situation deteriorates -- is -- this goes forward.
-- are going to have the Syrian government want a massive army assault and be able to crack down and regain control of the capital.
Or this is going to result in an uprising in Damascus other people who are against the regime and also as possibly some military.
Defections it would then continued to topple the -- regime's legitimacy it all began this morning there was a massive explosion of some type.
During a meeting of the National Security Council or the intelligence group we're not really sure which one.
Either way inside was the defense minister he died and also president Assad brother in law who was the intelligence chief of serious.
He died as well rebels are claiming responsibility for this.
It all on Syrian state TV there have been promises made by the government.
Of a massive crack down and all out military assault a final battle if you will.
All on the rebels inside Damascus so it's a very different picture than what state TV is showing amateur video.
Showing massive celebrations.
In the streets thousands coming out in response to this bombing are also rumors of defections of some.
Units meaning army units that are typically part.
Other -- presidential guard whether that's true or not we don't know we do know though over the past couple of days.
There has been fighting in the capital Damascus that's been something new the rebels are really trying to eat -- the -- -- president -- certainly killing a member of this family and a top defense official.
He is a way of doing that whether these defections are taking place or whether president assigned his army is going to be able to regain control the capital is going to tell how this crisis.
Will move in the coming days on the diplomatic front though there hasn't been much change in fact Russia has come out once again today.
In support of president aside and his regime meaning that there is unlikely to be any action.
At the United Nations.
Certainly -- know either way this goes.
Things are going to get far worse there will go from worse to terrible over the coming days we know there have been reports of the Syrian regime bringing out.
Chemical weapons from their store rooms for possible use against -- civilians whether this kind of event.
Would trigger back had a crack down.
We don't know but one thing is for sure Jenna over the coming days what we thought was a bloody civil war is only gonna get -- -- are -- -- a very real sense.
That just means a lot more people dying inside Syria.
Jenna -- hard to imagine taking get worse but to your point -- we know it's possible big story for us today to watch she's fast moving developments thank --
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