x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Former Syrian MP and family killed near Aleppo

A former member of parliament and three members of his family have been killed in a rebel-held area the near the northern city of Aleppo.

BEIRUT // A former member of parliament and three members of his family have been killed in a rebel-held area the near the northern city of Aleppo.

The state news agency Sana reported yesterday that "terrorists" fired at Ibrahim Azzouz's car in Sheik Said neighborhood near the city's airport, killing him along with his wife and their two daughters.

Rebels captured the strategic Sheik Said neighborhood on Saturday. It was a significant blow to regime forces because the area includes the road the army has used to supply troops.

The Syrian government refers to rebels as "terrorists".