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Syrian military hospital chief 'killed in Damascus'

The head of a Syrian military hospital has been killed by members of an "armed terrorist group" in the capital Damascus, the state news agency says.

Three men opened fire on Brig-Gen Dr Isa al-Kholi as he left his home in the north of the city, it said.

It is believed to be the first assassination of a senior officer in the capital since the uprising began.

  • 11 Feb 2012
  • From the section World