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Grenades hit Baath Party building in Damascus: residents

world Updated: Nov 21, 2011 08:19 IST

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At least two rocket-propelled grenades hit a main ruling Baath Party building in Damascus on Sunday, residents said, in the first insurgent attack reported inside the Syrian capital since an eight-month uprising began against President Bashar al-Assad.

"Security police blocked off the square where the Baath's Damascus branch is located. But I saw smoke rising from the building and fire trucks around it," said one witness, who declined to be named.

"The attack was just before dawn and the building was mostly empty. It seems to have been intended as a message to the regime," he said.