Top Syrian intelligence officer killed by rebels
Syrian rebels have reportedly killed a top intelligence officer in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.
Islamabad: Syrian rebels have reportedly killed a top intelligence officer in the eastern province of Deir Ezzor.
Major General Jamaa Jamaa, military intelligence head, was killed while carrying out his national duties to defend the Syrian people and pursuing terrorists in Deir Ezzor, Dawn News reports.
Director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights NGO Rami Abdel Rahman said initial reports suggested Major General Jamaa had been shot by a sniper in the Rashdiya District of Deir Ezzor city, but there was no confirmation.
According to the report, regime troops and rebels indulged in deadly war in several parts of the province, where the regime has been battling armed opposition fighters seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.