State TV: Top Syrian army general killed in battle with rebels in eastern Syria

  • by: BASSEM MROUE , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 17, 2013 - 11:38 PM

BEIRUT — One of Syria's most powerful military officers was killed in fighting with al-Qaida-linked Islamic extremists in an oil-rich eastern province largely controlled by the rebels, Syrian state-run television said Thursday.

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