Syria rebels kill Assad’s Defense Minister, brother-in-law near Damascus

20.05.2012                      28.Ijar. 5772                    Jerusalemtag; Tag 43 des Omer

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Syria rebels kill Assad's Defense Minister, brother-in-law near Damascus

Al-Jazeera cites rebel leaders as saying that Free Syrian Army special forces kill Defense Minister Rajiha and former head of military intelligence Assef Shawkat; Syria TV says alleged casualties officials call in to deny report.

Syrian opposition forces have killed several top officials in President Bashar Assad's regime, rebel leaders reported on Sunday. Among the dead, according to the rebels, were Assad's brother-in-law Assef Shawkat and Defense Minister Dawoud Rajiha.
According to an al-Jazeera report, Free Syrian Army special forces also killed former Defense Minister Hasan Turkmani in an overnight operation near Damascus….