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Regime Commander Assassinated in Damascus

Rebel group claims responsibility for bombing killing eight soldiers
Regime Commander Assassinated in Damascus

Ahrar al-Sham has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed a Syrian army commander in the Damascus neighborhood of al-Diwaniyah on Sunday.

The rebel group said Brigadier General Bassam Mehanna al-Ali and seven fellow soldiers were killed on Sunday morning when an explosive device targeted their cars.

A prominent regime military figure, Ali was born in Safita town near the coastal city of Tartous.

Syria’s crisis has killed over 220,000 people and forced millions to flee their homes, according to activists.

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