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Syrian rebel commander assassinated in Jordan - police

Jul 13, 2014    

AMMAN (Reuters) - A Syrian rebel commander has been shot dead in the Jordanian capital in the first such incident on the kingdom's territory since the start of the conflict in Syria in 2011, a police source said on Saturday.Maher Rahal, 27, who headed the Liwa al-Mujahideen Brigade, one of dozens of rebel formations battling President Bashar al-Assad's forces in southern Syria, was shot five times in a residential area of the capital late on Friday. He had entered Jordan only last week on a family visit.The police source said there was no evidence that his death was politically motivated, whil...

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