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Channel and -- the mideast analyst tells Fox News the Syrian regime could fall within 36 hours.
The White House says president Assad is losing control and today what could be a sign of things to -- A bomb tore through a national security building in the Syrian capital.
Reportedly killed three top government officials including the Syrian president Bashar Assad brother in law.
It happened in the capital city of Damascus not far from the Presidential Palace itself.
Syrian state television initially reported it was a suicide terror attack but rebel fighters say Hamas.
They planted that bomb and if they spent a month planning this particular assault.
Of course restrictions and independent news reports in Syria make it very difficult for us to confirm any thing.
State run television is identified two of the officials killed.
The defense minister was a former general and -- -- most senior government casualties since the Syrian uprising began.
The attack also killed the deputy defence minister analysts say he was one of the most feared figures inside president -- -- inner circle.
He was also married to president -- older sister.
We have amateur video now it's I regime -- -- -- it shows Syrian people celebrating today's deadly attack on the government.
Of course the activists say.
The Syrian uprising has killed more than 171000.
People since last march now the White House is putting new pressure on nearly every member of the in -- Syrian government.
Dramatic developments today James Rosen on them from the State Department this afternoon James.
-- good afternoon President Obama telephoned Russian president Vladimir -- from the White House this morning to discuss Syria.
The whereabouts of Bashar Al -- at this point are unknown we don't even know.
Are bracing for the prospect of regime change in Syria recurring.
On a much swifter timetable than previously contemplated an analyst who monitors social media like Twitter.
And who has informally advised the State Department during the Arab Spring on how to -- open source online data and how to interpret it correctly.
Is now warning that the Asad regime control of Damascus could collapse within 36 hours this analysts saw strikingly similar online activity.
Prior to Moammar Qaddafi -- fallen Libya and is regarded in this building is having been called amazingly accurate.
In forecasting events prior to the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.
This is the situation is rapidly spinning.
For that reason it's extremely important.
That the international community.
Working with other countries that have concerns in that area after bring maximum pressure.
All on the sought to do -- right to step down to a lot of that peaceful.
-- -- Replacements -- -- been named for the assassinated Interior Minister and the defense minister who was visible -- screen right in this photo president -- taken last year but now US officials are watching to see signs of more defections.
And also they're trying to assess how well fortified the regime's strongholds -- This blast comes in in the midst of fighting that has been going on in the capital Damascus for several days.
Which in itself indicated the inability of the regime even.
To control its capital so indeed.
Whereas a few days ago we might have said that Syria is facing perhaps its last months.
As a regime at this event might shorten the timetable to we.
The White House and the Treasury Department have stepped up their sanctions against top Syrian officials in the white also -- also -- top Syrian military officials to refrain.
From using chemical weapons -- James Rosen -- -- State Department James thanks let's take this to Judith Miller now.
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