He would lead the caretaker set up temporarily, media reports said. The decision to appoint Omar caretaker came hours after Prime Minister Riad Hijab had defected along with four other minister of his cabinet.
Moreover, Syria’s state TV was attacked with a bomb here on Monday. But it continued its transmission. The developments come as Syria’s army tries to recapture the city of Aleppo.
Rebel forces took over several areas of Damascus in recent weeks, but the army has since regained control of the capital.