Syrian Journalists Killed As Gunmen Attack Government TV Station

Gunmen conducted an early morning raid at a Syrian Government TV station today leaving four security guards and three journalists dead in the wake of the attack.

President Bashar al-Assad declared late on Tuesday that his country was “at war”. U.S. intelligence officials said the Syrian government was “holding fairly firm” and digging in for a long struggle against rebel forces who are getting stronger.

The dawn attack on Ikhbariya television’s offices, 20 km (15 miles) south of the capital, as well as overnight fighting on the outskirts of Damascus showed the 16-month-old violence now rapidly encroaching on the city.

The attack is part of the continuing violence which has been taking place for months in Syria as President Bashar al-Assad remains defiant and refuses to give up his power while thousands including children continue to die.

Reuters News Service is the source for this article.