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Assad Shown Unharmed After Syrian Rebels Report Motorcade Attack

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DAMASCUS - Syrian rebels said on Thursday they targeted President Bashar al-Assad"s motorcade heading to a Damascus mosque to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, but state television showed him unharmed and the government denied he had been attacked. "The news is wholly untrue," Information Minister Omran Zoabi said.

The Tahrir al-Sham rebel brigade, a unit of the Free Syrian Army, said it fired several artillery shells towards Assad's convoy in the heart of the capital and that at least some hit their target.

If confirmed, the attack would be one of the most direct against Assad in two years of conflict which have pitched mainly Sunni Muslim rebels against the Alawite president.

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Bashar al-Assad - Photo : Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom

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