'Terrorists' shoot dead general in Damascus: state media

Demonstrators gather during a protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Homs. (REUTERS)

"An armed terrorist group" gunned down a Syrian general in Damascus on Saturday, the official SANA news agency reported, saying the general was in charge of a military hospital in the capital.

"An armed terrorist group this morning assassinated brigadier general and doctor, Issa al-Khawli, the director of Hamish hospital, outside his home in the district of Ruknaddin," in northwest Damascus, SANA said.

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