BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – One of the highest ranking commanders in the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), General Mohammad Khaddour, barely escaped death on Tuesday after an Islamic State (ISIL) faction opened fire on his convoy in western Deir Ezzor.
According to a Syrian Army source in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, General Khaddour was being transported through the recently liberated Thardeh Mountains, Tuesday, when a group of ISIL terrorists shot-up the vehicles traveling in this military convoy.
The source added that the high ranking Syrian general was almost killed by the attack, as he was sitting in the front seat of the vehicle that was targeted by the Islamic State terrorists.
General Khaddour is considered a very important commander to the Syrian Army’s High Command, despite the fact he is viewed unfavorably by many of the soldiers serving under him.
Unlike Major General Issam Zahreddine, General Khaddour rarely travels to the front-lines and rarely converses with non-officers; instead, he can usually be found at his headquarters in the city, where is often secluded from he infantry.