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        2/19/2013, Adar 9, 5773

      2 Mortar Shells Explode Near Assad's Palace


      A Syrian official confirmed that two mortar shells exploded near the presidential palace of President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus on Tuesday. 

      The source noted that the bombs landed near the southern wall of Tishreen Palace and caused property damage but no injuries.

      It is not yet clear if President Assad was in the palace when the explosion occurred.