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.