Abdulrazaq Tlass

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Abdul Razzaq Tlass/Talas (Arabic: عبد الرزاق طلاس), allegedly killed in February 2013[1], was a young officer (Lt. Colonel?) in the Free Syrian Army. After defecting from the Syrian Arab Army in 2012 at age 25, he headed the "Farouk Brigade" in ar-Rastan, a rebel hotbed between Homs and Hama.

Reportedly involved in crimes from masturbating on video and blaming others, to massacring families in neighboring Al-Houla and blaming others, Tlass was reportedly killed in fighting in Homs, on February 7, 2013.

Abdul Razzaq is reportedly a cousin of high-level defector Manaf Tlass - former Brigadier General of the Syrian Republican Guard, self-described Assad confidante, and also from Rastan. (all per Wikipedia) He landed in France and started in mid-July to urge regime change, based on the growing furor over the Houla Massacre his cousin allegedly helped orchestrate.

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  1. Comdr. of Syria's al-Farouq rebels killed, PressTV, February 9, 2013