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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's cousin killed by rebels
Salah Malkawi/Getty Images
Salah Malkawi/Getty Images

Hilal Assad, a cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been killed by rebels, according to the official Syrian Arab News Agency. The Islamic Front, an umbrella group made up of seven Islamist factions, claimed responsibility for his killing, which took place near the Turkish border crossing of Kasab. Hilal Assad was the leader of the pro-Assad paramilitary National Defense Forces in the Latakia province.

- - Catherine Garcia
 
 
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