BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has killed the Islamic State (ISIS) emir/commander of southern Damascus after a fierce battle with his forces this week.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Army killed Khaled Hoshan, a Libyan national that has led the Islamic State forces in this part of Damascus.

The source added that Hoshan was killed in Hajar Al-Aswad when the Syrian Arab Army unleashed a flurry of missiles towards his positions inside this southern Damascus town.

Hoshan’s death marks the second time this week that a high ranking Islamic State commander has been killed in Syria.

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