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Syria bids farewell to senior officials

07-21-2012 07:40 BJT Special Report:Crisis in Syria |

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The Syrian government says goodbye to three of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's inner-circle at a lavish funeral ceremony in Damascus.

Soldiers march with wreaths as tanks lie in the background. The three senior security officials were killed in the suicide bomb attack that rocked the government on Wednesday. The funeral was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier overlooking the capital.

After the ceremony, the body of the former defence minister, Daoud Rajha, was taken to a Damascus church where people prayed before he was buried.

The president’s brother-in-law’s body was taken to his home village near the Mediterranean city of Tartus for burial.



Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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