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    Syria’s Interior Minister, Mohammad Ibrahim al-Shaar arrived in Lebanon for a medical treatment a week after a series of explosions near the building of his ministry, Al Arabiya reported.

    MOSCOW, December 20 (RIA Novosti) - Syria’s Interior Minister, Mohammad Ibrahim al-Shaar arrived in Lebanon for a medical treatment a week after a series of explosions near the building of his ministry, Al Arabiya reported.

    Al-Shaar was taken to the American University Hospital in Beirut but his health condition remain unclear with some sources saying that he sustained a light shoulder injury, while Syrian rebels claim that he was seriously wounded.

    Syrian state-run news agency SANA reported last week that three explosive devices, including one loaded in a car, went off on December 12 near the building of the Interior Ministry in the district of Kfar Souseh. Seven people were killed and some 50 wounded in the blasts, SANA reported.

    The district of Kfar Souseh is located near the central Ummayad Square and is fought for between the forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and rebels.

    Minister Al-Shaar escaped death in July 18 bombing, when several top officials were killed, including the defense minister and President al-Assad’s brother-in-law.

     

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