BEIRUT // Syrian opposition forces have targeted government officials, army and police officers and civil servants in their campaign to topple president Bashar Al Assad's regime.
Here is a list of some of the major assassination attempts in Syria since the uprising against Mr Al Assad began in March 2011:
-April 29, 2013: A bomb attached to a parked car detonates as prime minister Wael Al Halqi's car drives by in the Damascus neighbourhood of Mazzeh. Syrian state media reported the prime minister was not injured.
-March 21, 2013: A suicide bomber blows himself up in a mosque in central Damascus, killing Sheikh Mohammad Said Ramadan Al Buti, a leading Sunni Muslim preacher and outspoken supporter of Mr Al Assad, and 41 others.
-Dec. 12, 2012: A car bomb targets the interior ministry in Damascus, wounding interior minister Mohammed Al Shaar.
-July 18, 2012: A blast at the Syrian national security building in Damascus during a high-level government crisis meeting kills four top regime officials, including Mr Asl Assad's brother-in-law and the defence minister.