unmen stormed a pro-government TV station 14 miles outside Damascus, Syria's capital, on Wednesday, killing seven employees and destroying the studio with explosives. Syrian officials blamed the brazen attack on rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, while the rebels claim the attack was carried out by defectors from Assad's elite Republican Guard. The satellite TV channel, Al Ikhbaria, or Syrian Satellite News, is privately owned but strongly supportive of the Assad regime.
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