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Douma buries assassinated rebel military commander

BEIRUT: Hundreds of residents of the Damascus suburb of Douma Monday attended the funeral of a leading local rebel commander who was assassinated the day before by unknown gunmen. 

Adnan Khubbieh, known as Abu Ammar, was praised as a dedicated and accomplished rebel commander, famous throughout the capital’s Ghouta suburbs. Khubbieh’s body was reportedly wrapped in the green, white and black independence flag.

He was a commander in the Douma Martyrs rebel group. The outlets noted that the murder of Khubbieh, who was reportedly shot by the occupants of a car on a main road in Douma, came five days after the assassination of Adnan Flitani, a prominent local civilian activist, also from Douma, a rebel stronghold.

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on May 06, 2014, on page 8.
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