Pro-Assad cleric killed in Damascus mosque bomb

A blast at a mosque in central Damascus today killed the high-level cleric Mohammed al-Buti, Syrian state television said.

Buti, believed to be in his 90s, was a staunch supporter of President Bashar al-Assad and the Imam of Damascus's historic Ummayyad Mosque.

Advertisement

Assad imam killed in mosque

At least 42 people killed have been killed, including a prominent pro-Assad cleric, in a blast at a mosque in the centre of the Syrian capital Damascus.