Syria air defense head killed near Damascus, rebels and activists say

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The head of Syria’s Air Defense has been killed in fighting east of Damascus, an Islamist rebel coalition and a monitoring group said on Sunday.They said General Hussein Ishaq died of wounds suffered during a military offensive by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces against rebels in Mleiha suburb, where the Air Defense administration has a large base.”We announce good news to the Islamic nation, of the killing of one of the leaders of unbelief, General Hussein Yaqoub Ishaq, head of the Air Defense Administration in Mleiha,” the Islamic Front said in a statement.Ishaq died on Sunday of wounds inflicted a day earlier “when rebels confronted an attempt to storm Mleiha”, it said.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group, also reported Ishaq’s death in Mleiha, which has seen heavy fighting in recent days.

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