A jihadi Syrian opposition faction announced Tuesday night that it had killed the personal bodyguard of Asma Assad, the wife of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The rebel group, named Adeat Brigade, released a video announcing: "The Adeat Brigade, in collaboration with the Secret Missions Brigade, assassinated the bodyguard of Asma Assad, the criminal Hussam Aboud Shalish, and two of the people in his convoy, in the heart of Damascus."
The group abstained from giving additional details about how the assassination operation was carried out, when it happened or where in Damascus it took place for "security reasons."
The Adeat Brigade is a part of the Free Syrian Army, a rebel a group of defected Syrian Armed Forces officers and soldiers.
The reported assassination of Asma Assad's bodyguard is the sixth operation against regime forces the brigade has claimed responsibility for. In February, the group carried out a stabbing attack against a Syrian army officer in Damascus.