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  7/23/2013, Av 16, 5773

Report: Senior Syrian Army Commander Killed

Syrian and Lebanese media associated with the Syrian opposition reported, Monday evening, that senior Syrian army commander Muhammad Ali Abu-Sleiman was killed during battles with rebels in the suburban Damascus region of Al-Rawata Ash-Sharqiya.

Pending confirmation of the claims, Abu-Sleiman serves as Operations Commander and Commander of Special Missions units in the army's Presidential Guard.