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Militants have assassinated a top Syrian Army General, Jamaa Jamaa, while on duty in eastern Syria, state-run Syrian television has said.

Breaking: Top Syrian intelligence officer assassinated

“Major General Jamaa Jamaa was martyred while carrying out his national duties to Syria and its people and pursuing terrorists in Deir al-Zour,” the AFP quoted state television as saying in a breaking news alert.

Jamaa, who was the head of the military intelligence directorate in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour, was one of the most powerful Syrian army officers in the country.

Militant Ayesha bint al-Sadiq Brigade said it was behind Jamaa’s assassination before state TV making any official announcement.

Reported By Alalam