Damascus is always the victim of violent fighting. The international mediator Kofi Annan [Unlink]
has for its part request a postponement of the scheduled vote in the United Nations on a new draft resolution. The brother-in-law of the Syrian president Assef Chawkat, one of the main persons responsible for the security in Syria, and the Syrian Defense Minister were killed Wednesday in the first attack having aims high-level officials in Damascus since the beginning of the revolt in March 2011. The Chief of Staff Syrian, Fahd al-Freij, has been appointed the new Minister of Defense. These deadly violence, which hit the court of the security apparatus of the regime, occur in a few hours of the scheduled vote in the UN Security Council on a resolution threatening Syria of sanctions, which opposed by Moscow. The mediator Kofi Annan has asked that this vote be deferred and its query is during the exam, according to a British diplomat. The vice minister of defense, general Assef Chawkat, was killed in (a) terrorist attack that has referred the building of the national security in Damascus", has again affirmed the Syrian television. Shortly before, it was announced that the Syrian Defense Minister, "the general Daoud Rajha, (was) drops as a martyr in the terrorist attack". Deputy Chief of the army, the general was Christian.