Syrian troops kill prominent army defector

Story Summary

A senior rebel commander in southern Syria was killed in fighting with government troops in the town of Tafas on Monday, sources on both sides said.

An activist on the ground said Abu Ammar was “one of the most effective commanders on the ground, and one of the most honest of the (mainstream rebel) Free Syrian Army’s officers”.

News of his death came hours after government warplanes carried out four strikes on areas southeast of Damascus.

Read more: http://dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2013/Oct-21/235265-syrian-troops-kill-prominent-army-defector.ashx#ixzz2iR10PIWJ
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)

Categories: Arab World, Asia, Syria

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