Rawda Square

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Coordinates: 33°31′16.09″N 36°16′58.15″E / 33.5211361°N 36.2828194°E / 33.5211361; 36.2828194 Al-Rawda Square (Arabic: ساحة الروضة‎‎ / ALA-LC: sāḥat ar-Rawḍah) is a square in north-west Damascus. The square is the location of the National Security Building, where the Defence Minister as well as President Bashar al-Assad’s brother-in-law were assassinated On July 18, 2012 during the Syrian civil war.[1]