URGENT ¥¥¥ Damascus mosque attack kills top cleric: Syria TV

A suicide attack hit a Damascus mosque in the Mazraa neighbourhood of the capital on Thursday, just north of the city centre, killing a senior pro-regime Sunni cleric, Syrian state television reported.

"Senior cleric Dr Mohammed Saeed Ramadan al-Bouti was martyred in a terrorist suicide attack at the Iman Mosque in Mazraa in Damascus," the channel said, adding that there were reports of more dead and wounded.

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