Syrian government TV , on Thursday, showed President Bashar al-Assad, during the performance of the new defense minister, Fahad Jassem Paragon,performing the oath , the first footage ofAlAssad since the bombing, on Wednesday, which killed three senior officials- minister of defense and Assad's brother- in - law .
StateTV didn't tell where or when filming the footage, but they dissipate doubts about Assad killed in the attack. This film shows the new minister of defense performing the oath in front of the President, to receive his new role, succeeding Dawoud Rajha who was killed with two other security officials in the bombing targeted the headquarters of the National Security in Damascus on Wednesday.
In the same context, the British«Daily Mail»,reported , Thursday, that there were reports that «wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has fled to Russia, after the rebels killed three senior security leaders in his inner circle».
The newspaper said in a report reported on its website, that «there are rumors about the departure of Asma al-Assad, the British-born, from the capital, Damascus, hours after the blast that killed senior officials». The newspaper pointed out that « It is believed that the president himself can be in the port city of Latakia,, where violence increased between insurgents and pro-government forces in the capital».
The «Daily Mail», added , there were signs today that the «uprising 16 months ago has reached a pivotal stage, probably with the arrival of the rebel groups , close to Al Assad for the first time also it appears to occur mass defection of soldiers».