| Syrian civil war|
| October 30, 2012, Damascus, Syria|
Syrian Arab Air Force, Syrian Armed Forces
Syrian civil war
Abdullah Mahmoud al-Khalidi Wikipedia
Abdullah Mahmoud al-Khalidi was a Syrian Armed Forces major general who has been described as "one of Syria's foremost experts in aviation". He was allegedly assassinated by the opposition on 30 October 2012 in the Rukn-Eddin neighborhood of Damascus, after leaving his car. Opposition activists denied this report and claimed that the Syrian government was behind the assassination because al-Khalidi planned to defect.