Al-Qaeda Militants Claim Attack on Syria TV, State-Run TV Says

A group linked to al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for last week’s attack on the pro- government Ikhbariya television station, state-run Syrian TV said today, citing a statement it says was posted on the Internet.

Seven people were killed, including three journalists and four guards, when gunmen stormed the station in Drousha, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of Damascus, according to the government.

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