Middle East

Bomb blasts, gunfire in central Damascus

The diversity of Syrian society which includes Sunnis, Christians, Druse, Kurds and Assad's Alawite community makes the possibility of a post-Assad power struggle very likely. Already, the conflict has seen Alawite gunmen participating in mass killings of Sunni civilians, as well as tit-for-tat slayings of Alawites by Sunnis. AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)





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