Three army generals killed

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Elsewhere the names of over 700 Syrian soldiers killed in the first six months of the uprising were released today.

Among the 721 that the government says died between March 18 and November 24 were three senior generals, 14 colonels, 15 lieutenant colonels, a major and three captains.

The letter was sent to the United Nations by Syria's UN mission in December but an annex giving the names and ranks of the dead was only released on Tuesday.

The three brigadier generals killed include Adnan Zaydan Dib, a top officer in the Syrian special forces who was wounded in Homs in August and died in hospital the following month, according to the letter.

Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 18:56

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