An air force general from Syria has been killed by rebels in central Damascus.
According to state television, Abdullah Mahmoud al-Khalidi was shot dead on Monday night in Rukn al-Din district.
The attack appears to be the latest in a string of rebel attacks on high-level figures from President Bashar al-Assad’s administration.
In July, a bomb killed the country’s defense minister and Mr. Assad’s brother-in-law, Assef Shawkat.
“As part of their campaign to target national personalities and scientists, armed terrorist groups assassinated Air Force General Abdullah Mahmud al-Khalidi in the Damascus district of Rukn al-Din,” the broadcaster said.