It’s been two days since a bomb ripped through a high-level meeting that killed Bashar Al-Assad’s defense minister and brother-in-law. And the capital of Damascus is seeing its worst violence yet.
But will this be remembered as the day that shook up Assad's inner circle — or the day he began losing the war? Some are saying Damascus is looking more likely than ever to fall, and that it could happen sooner than anyone thought possible.
Borzou Daragahi, Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times, has been observing the situation from Beirut.