EU delegation staff member killed in Syria rocket attack
A policy officer with the European Union delegation in Syria has been killed in a rocket attack, the bloc's top diplomat said Wednesday, dpa reported.
I have learned today with great sadness of the tragic death on March 12 of Ahmad Shihadeh ... He was killed during a rocket attack on the Damascus suburb of Deraya, where he lived," EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said in a statement.
"Ahmad died while providing humanitarian help to the community of Deraya. Ahmad was known for his courage and selflessness," she added, offering her condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.