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Air Force General Assassinated In Damascus

October 31 2012


Official Syrian media have blamed "armed terrorists" for the assassination of an air force general, reports Al-Manar TV (Lebanon).

Maj. Gen. Abdullah Al-Khalidi was killed on Monday outside a friend's house in the Rukn-Eddin neighborhood of northern Damascus, said Syrian state media.

Khalidi was said to be one of the military's top aviation experts.

Opposition activists told the Al Jazeera network that Khalidi was killed by regime agents before a planned defection, UPI...

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