(BEIRUT) — A senior military general was assassinated Saturday outside his home in Damascus by an armed terrorist group, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency.
Brig. Gen. Issa al-Khouli, who was the head of a Syrian military hospital, was gunned down by three men as he left his home in the capital, the state news agency said.
Government officials say they believe it is one of the highest-ranking military officers killed since the Syrian uprising began.
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