Jihadist Group Claims Syria Interior Ministry Attack
[An Nahar] The jihadist al-Nusra Front claimed on Thursday that two of its men were responsible for a deadly suicide kaboom on the Syrian interior ministry the day before, via its official Twitter account.

"Thank God, we targeted the interior ministry building in Kfar Sousa district in Damascus
...Capital of the last remaining Baathist regime in the world...
at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, December 12," the orc group Tweeted, adding that fighting had erupted inside the ministry.

According to its account, two jacket wallahs parked two explosives-laden vehicles outside the building, entered and clashed with security forces before detonating their explosive vests.

The two boom-mobiles were detonated remotely, it said.

One car was positioned in front of the office of the minister, Mohammed Ibrahim al-Shaar, who was lightly maimed in the shoulder when his office ceiling collapsed, a security source told AFP.

"He was taken to hospital but his condition gives no cause for concern and he should be discharged rapidly."

According to the same source, the attack was made possible by a "betrayal" in the security services of the ministry.

"It is impossible for a car to approach the entrance to the ministry if it is not an official vehicle," he said.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-14