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Syria state TV says "terrorists" kill Syrian air force general
Syrian state television said on Tuesday that an air force general was assassinated in a Damascus suburb, the latest in a string of attacks on high-level figures from President Bashar al-Assad's administration.
"Terrorists assassinated General Abdullah Mahmoud Al-Khalidi in Rukn al-Din," state TV said, adding that the assassination come as part of a "campaign to target of national and scientific cadres".
Activists told Al Jazeera they believed that khalidi wanted to defect, "so the regime got rid of him before he does that".