Syrian information minister denies attack on Assad's motorcade

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Posted: Aug 08, 2013 2:57 AM
Syrian information minister denies attack on Assad's motorcade

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria's Information Minister denied on Thursday reports by the opposition that President Bashar al-Assad's motorcade was hit by rebel rocket fire as he was on his way to a mosque in Damascus.

"The news is wholly untrue," Omran Zoabi told Syrian state television.

(Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Amman newsroom; Editing by Catherine Evans)