Brigadier general killed in Syria.HALEP (C\u304 HAN)- Militants killed a Syrian brigadier general on his way to work on Wednesday near the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the Syrian Arab News Agency The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) is the official news agency in Syria. It is controlled by the government. External links
Air Force General Khleif al-Abdullah was targeted by four militants in a car, who shot him dead near the al-Bassel Mosque in the al-Hamadaniyeh neighborhood.
The general had three children, two sons and a daughter.
More than 9,000 people have died in a year-long conflict between President Bashar Assad\'92s government and the opposition, according to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. the latest UN estimates. Western powers have called on Assad to step down but the demand was not included in UN envoy Kofi Annan Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1 1997 to January 1 2007, serving two five-year terms. He was the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. \'92s plan for negotiating an end to a bloody standoff in the country.
The plan was supported by Assad\'92s government and Moscow, Assad\'92s main international backer.
Annan\'92s plan includes implementing UN-supervised ceasefire, ensuring nationwide access to humanitarian aid in Syria, releasing political prisoners, upholding freedom of movement and association and advancing political process in the country.
Russia\'92s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday urged Syrian opposition groups to accept Annan\'92s plan but the opposition has not commented on the proposal yet. (Cihan/Ria Novosti)
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