Syria general killed in combat near Damascus

  • AFP, Damascus
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  • Updated: May 18, 2014 17:33 IST

The chief of Syria's air defence forces, General Hussein Isaac, has been killed in combat near Damascus, a security official told AFP on Sunday.

The general died of wounds suffered in fighting at Mleiha, a key battleground southeast of the capital, making him one of the few high-ranking officers whose deaths has been announced during Syria's three-year war.

 

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