The General Staff main building in the heart of Damascus was damaged by two bomb blasts. According to Syrian activists, dozens of people were killed. A Syrian army statement first said no military personnel were hurt and later reported four dead in the explosions, one of which was from a car bomb. Iran claimed one of its reporters died in the heavy exchange of fire following the blasts. Witnesses reported casualties on both sides. Tuesday, several bombs went off inside a Damascus school used by regime forces as a security headquarters. Several people were wounded.