A brigadier General was killed Thursday by unknown gunmen in southern Daraa province, following a series of snap attacks against regime army personnels and allied militants, activists told Zaman al -Wasl.
The attack took place near the town of Busra al-Harir in the eastern countryside of Daraa.
Local sources confirmed to Zaman Al Wasl that General Talal Qassem was killed immediately after being shot by masked men riding a motorcycle.
Qassem, originally from coastal Banias city, was operating in the Fifth Division’s headquarters in the town of Izraa.
More than 220,000 regime forces have been killed since the armed conflict erupted nine years ago.
The conflict in Syria has also killed more than 500,000 people and displaced 13.2 millions.
Zaman Al Wasl