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Syrian army senior officer killed over alleged sexual assaults

A senior Syrian Army officer has been shot dead in his home town Tartus amid reports accusing him of sexual assaults

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A senior Syrian Army officer has been shot dead in his home town Tartus, according to media sources close to the Syrian regime, amid reports accusing him of sexual assaults.

Pro-Assad media reported that Joulack, who leads a unit of the military cluster commanded by Colonel Suhail al-Nimir, was killed due to a personal dispute, without giving any further details.

Media reports with affinity to the Syrian opposition asserted that Wassim Joulack was killed after allegations of sexual assaults.
It claimed that a member of the so-called 'National Defense' - a militia group with affinity to President Bashar al-Assad - have accused Joulack of several sexual assault charges.

Joulack commanded a military division known as “Tigers 6,” which was recognized for its notorious brutality resulted in the killing of thousands of civilians in Syria.

(The article first appeared in the Arabic language website for Al Arabiya News Channel)