The FSA seems to be claiming that it has killed Asef Shawkat. (This has NOT been reported elsewhere yet).
6 or 8 high-ranking officials were rushed to the Shami hospital in Malki, according to the LCC, after they were poisoned by a chef. Malki is the richest neighbourhood in Damascus, and is home to the president’s house.
Shortly afterwards, there were reports of heavy gunfire in Malki and neighbouring Abu Rumaneh. Further downhill, in Shalaan, there was apparently a large explosion.
Is this the night that changes it all? Or just another moment in Syria’s enduring tragedy.