Has the next war begun? Syrian and Bulgarian bombings. Israel vows "forceful" responseSubmitted by Britons4Paul on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 19:02
Assef Shawkat and defence chief Daoud Rajha died in the blast at a meeting of senior security and government figures in Damascus.
Syrian general Hassan Turkmani, a former defence minister and senior military official, was also killed, and several others were wounded.
The attack, which sparked apparent celebrations in parts of the capital, is by far the most serious on the president's inner circle and some analysts believe it marks the "beginning of the end" for the Assad regime.---
A bomb explosion has killed at least seven people on a bus carrying Israeli tourists in the eastern Bulgarian city of Burgas, Israeli officials say.
About 30 people were also injured when the bus exploded at Burgas airport, by the Black Sea.
Witnesses told Israeli TV that someone boarded the bus and a huge explosion immediately followed.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu later accused Iran of being behind the explosion.---