- Sputnik International
Get the latest news from around the world, live coverage, off-beat stories, features and analysis.

Militants Kill Syrian Government’s Negotiator Near Damascus

© REUTERS / Key words: Vehicles travel on a busy road near a Syrian national flag in Qamishli, Syria April 11, 2016.
Vehicles travel on a busy road near a Syrian national flag in Qamishli, Syria April 11, 2016. - Sputnik International
The Syrian government’s negotiator Ahmad Ghadban was killed on Saturday by militants in Barada Valley, a source in a security agency told Sputnik.

BEIRUT (Sputnik) – Ghadban is said to have been shot from a sniper rifle when he was going with a maintenance crew from the Ain al-Fija water pumping station.

In this Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 file photo, a soldier from the 1st Battalion of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces listens to an address by his commander after a training exercise to prepare for the operation to re-take Mosul from Islamic State militants, in Baghdad, Iraq - Sputnik International
US Generals Try to Save Face in Mosul After Aleppo Liberation
In late December, terrorists blew up a water pipeline in the Wadi Barada area, which was used to supply the Syrian capital with drinking water. Al-Nusra Front militants also seized the Ain al-Fija water pumping station.

On Wednesday, January 11, the Damascus province governor said agreements had been reached with militants for engineers to access the Ain al-Fija facilities and on repair of the water pipeline in Barada Valley. A few hours later, militants denied that any deals had been reached with the Syrian leadership.

On Friday, Syrian state media reported that the Syrian army and militants of the armed opposition agreed on a truce in Barada Valley.

To participate in the discussion
log in or register
Заголовок открываемого материала