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ISIS Kills Regime Paramilitary Commander in Palmyra

Gen. Hassan Sultan, of the pro-regime Fifth Corps unit, killed after a largely successful effort to drive out ISIS forces from the central Syria city weeks ago, opposition Zaman al-Wasl website says
ISIS Kills Regime Paramilitary Commander in Palmyra

A senior commander in the loyalist Fifth Corps militia was killed by Islamic State (ISIS) forces in the ancient city of Palmyra on Wednesday, pro-regime media reported.

Gen. Hassan Sultan, from the Assad family stronghold of Qardaha, was the chief commander of the newly formed Fifth Corps unit, known for recruiting civilians including university students and Baath party members.

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