Syrian General Killed in Protected Apartment

Published June 8th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

A Syrian army general, Khalil Kheder, was killed in his Damascus apartment that was under military guard, hospital and court sources told AFP Thursday. 

The general, who was in charge of military training for the universities in the Syrian capital, was found Monday with his throat cut in the bath of his apartment in the center of Damascus, where he lived alone, they said. 

His body was still in the Tishrin military hospital Thursday for forensic examination. 

The general's car, which was normally parked in front of the building had been taken, according to neighbors contacted by AFP. 

Military intelligence officers are investigating the killing, a court source told AFP - DAMASCUS (AFP) 


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