A high-ranking regime officer died, Sunday, as a result of infection with the coronavirus.
Pro-regime Facebook pages mourned the Republican Guards’ Brigadier General Mahdi Hamid al-Shimali.
The pages stated that General Shimali had played a leading role in the battles of Ghouta, Aleppo, Daraa, and Homs.
Opposition activists confirmed that the late brigadier-general was in charge of the storming of the Baba Omar neighborhood in Homs and the killing of hundreds of Syrians.
The brigadier general was born in 1970 in the town of Taladow in the Homs countryside.
Some observers believe that the death of high-ranking officers in the Bashar al-Assad regime is caused by either of one reason: the coronavirus or the regime’s desire to get rid of some of its officers, to eliminate any evidence of their war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder and torture during the past years.
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