Suicide bomber Blast Kills Top Security Aides to Assad during meeting
According to state television, the dead included the defense minister, Daoud Rajha, and Asef Shawkat, the president’s brother-in-law who was the deputy chief of staff of the Syrian military. But the television report rejected claims by activists that the minister of the interior also was killed, saying he remained alive and in stable condition.
Any rebellion that uses suicide bombings does not bode well for a secular and democratic Syria.
A factional war in Syria will mean Shia from Iraq and Iran getting involved with Sunnis from Turkey and the Arab world on the other end.