Report: Opposition kills top Syrian officials

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 20, 2012 11:40

Al Jazeera on Sunday quoted Syrian rebel leaders saying that opposition forces had killed several top officials of the Bashar Assad regime, including Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha.

According to the report, which Syrian television vehemently denied, the Free Syrian Army also killed Assad's brother-in-law Assef Shawkat and former Defense Minister Hasan Turkmani in an overnight operation.

The Jerusalem Post could not independently verify the report.


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