EU Rep Killed In Rocket Attack In Syria | Talking Points Memo

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union staff member has been killed in a rocket attack near Damascus, the Syrian capital, the EU announced Wednesday.Ahmad Shihadeh, a policy officer with the EU delegation in Syria, was killed Tuesday in the Damascus suburb of Deraya, where he lived, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Wednesday. A spokesman for Ashton said Shihadeh was Syrian, 32 years old, and had worked for the EU for five years. It was the first death in the Syrian civil war of an EU employee.

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