TEHRAN, YJC. -- The commander of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) has reportedly lost his leg after his car was fired at from a grenade launcher, Al Jazeera has cited the opposition’s spokesperson as saying Monday.
According to media, Riad al-Assaad was wounded in an attack near the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor. One man in his escort was killed. The rebel commander was ferried to a Turkish hospital. His condition has been described as stable.
A former Syrian Air Force officer, Col. Riad al-Assaad deserted in July 2011. He fled over the border to Turkey and joined anti-Assad rebels.