31 Oct 2012

Air force general assassinated in Damascus

5:14 am on 31 October 2012

A Syrian air force general has been assassinated in northern Damascus. State television blamed the killing on terrorist groups.

Air Force General Abdullah Mahmud al-Khalidi was killed in the Damascus district of Rukn al-Din.

AFP reports the general was a member of the Syrian Air Force command.

He was shot dead on Monday evening as he left a friend's home.