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Syria air force general assassinated

2012-10-30 16:37

Beirut - Syrian state television said on Tuesday that an air force general was assassinated in a Damascus suburb, the latest in a string of attacks on high-level figures from President Bashar Assad's administration.

"Terrorists assassinated General Abdullah Mahmoud Al-Khalidi in Rukn al-Din," state TV said in a news flash without giving details. Rebels fighting to overthrow Assad have targeted top military and political figures.

In July, a bomb killed the defence minister and Assad's brother-in-law, Assef Shawkat.

Comments
  • nikondaniel - 2012-10-30 16:54

    Good!!!!

      richard.bosmano - 2012-10-30 17:28

      This guy was happy to have his pilots dropping bombs on civilians indiscrimatly, now he's dead. GOOOOOOOOD. That's why pat you box

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-10-31 00:56

      The known and proven terrorist opposition to Patrick. In reality Jihadusts make up 5% to 10% of those removing Assad and his brother from unelected power.

      richard.bosmano - 2012-10-31 09:29

      You lose an argument and go into the "you miss pre-94" nonsense. Back into your tree idiot

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-10-31 21:35

      Again, Patrick, you're being silly. I don't "openly support Al-Quaida". What a ludicrous idea.

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-10-30 17:09

    Well done !! He must have had the blood of thousands of Syrians on his dirty, but luckily now dead hands!!

  • fred.fraser.12 - 2012-10-30 17:23

    Tragic loss of human life. But a step forward for the free Syria.

      richard.bosmano - 2012-10-30 17:31

      See assads chearleader fidel hasn't commented in a while. Finally thrown in a jail cell

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-10-31 00:57

      Patrick, you're being silly again.

  • parys.fotograaf - 2012-10-30 18:14

    Here is what is in play. The Moslem fundamentalists have concluded that the Trade Towers attack has a high probability of provoking an ugly over-reaction of the sort that will cause a rebellion by the populations of the puppet regimes of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the Emirates, Jordan and Egypt. Once the population overthrows the puppet regimes, then the fundamentalists will have at their disposal the oil weapon and will no longer need to resort to terrorism. They will simply shut off the oil and precipitate an economic depression that would deprive the empire of its ability to provide tangible benefits to its citizens, causing its racial components to split apart just as the old Soviet Union (a close neighbor) flew apart. Evidence that the fundamentalists have this calculus in mind can be found in the careful word choice of bin Laden, when he urged Americans to adopt a nationalist government that would represent American interests and not Israel's interest. It is clear that he has been surfing the internet.

  • Minesh Ramjas - 2012-10-30 20:20

    Finally some good news coming out of Syria to the Generals still wiping Assads a@s still time left to defect YOU MIGHT BE NEXT

  • duncan.gill1 - 2012-10-30 20:44

    Another example of freedom and justice by the rebels..shoot them down in the street like dogs...just like Gaddafi in Libya..!The West will rue the day they supported these criminals and murderers..just wait and see!!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-10-31 01:05

      But then to you Al-Quaida is fabricated by the US to destabilize the stable Middle East. Obviously delusional on both counts.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-10-31 01:11

      . Another leftist loony with a violent mind working overtime!! Your mass murdering hero, WILL go, just wait and see !!!

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-10-31 01:37

      Everyone knows it's Russia under Putin that has been arming the unelected dictator Assad and his brother.

      fred.fraser.12 - 2012-10-31 04:49

      After twelve months of open assault of unarmed demonstrators, with little help on the horizon from the leaderless West, it was Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar who started helping the Syrian people to protect and free themselves. The Syrian people were, and continue to be, at a major disadvantage. The unelected dictator Assad and his brother have control of the Syrian state and its military. This disadvantage is however weakening day by day. Thankfully.

      richard.bosmano - 2012-10-31 09:36

      Too much zietgiest , not enough brain power.

  • gert.swart.393 - 2012-11-14 17:08

    Filthy US & UK sponsored international terrorism!

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