UNREST

Report: Syrian PM Sacked

Syrian television suffered a bomb attack, while state media reported that the country’s prime minister had been removed from his post Monday morning, though rebels say he defected. Former minister of agriculture Riyad Hijab had held the position for only two months since being appointed by Bashar al-Assad. Syrian television reported the turnover and said Omar Ghalawanji, who had served as deputy prime minister, would lead an interim government. Also Monday, the offices of the state television and radio stations in Damascus were the target of a bomb attack. A bomb went off on the third floor of the building, which gunmen attacked in June, but the explosive did not seem to effect station operations.