July 18th, 2012

Explosion kills top Syrian officials in Damascus

On Wednesday’s Newsroom International, CNN’s Beirut-based correspondent Arwa Damon reports on the explosion that killed four top Syrian officials in Damascus. Joining Suzanne Malveaux on set was CNN’s Hala Gorani, who calls the attack a “game changer.”

“I think this is an absolute game changer. Whether it’s a rebel attack, whether it’s an inside job…this means that those closest to Bashar al-Assad…were assassinated in the center of Damascus,” Gorani says.

In addition, CNN’s Istanbul-based correspondent Ivan Watson discusses the increased violence in Syria’s capital. Watch his report here.