Major General Issam Zahreddine, who led his Syrian Republican Guard brigade for three years against an ISIS siege in Deir Ezzor, was reportedly killed by a landmine.
One of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's closest advisers said many challenges still lie ahead, including reconstruction and the presence of foreign powers.
Three lions, two tigers, two Asian black bears, and two hyenas have been rescued from the Magic World amusement park near Aleppo.
The images of the four-year-old injured in an air strike shocked the world one year ago.
Assad and his Syrian regime are just a figurehead; the real victory belongs to the resurgent Party of God.
"We're prepared to take in wounded women and children, and also men if they are not combatants..."
Assad ally Russia promotes a rival resolution but French ambassador refuses to compromise on 'basic demands.'
A vote is scheduled for Sunday on the French-drafted resolution.
President Assad has strengthened his position with likely fiercer battles to come despite the deadly siege of Aleppo.
"There is absolutely no justification whatsoever for the indiscriminate and savage brutality against civilians."
Assad can’t or won’t acknowledge that Syria's future depends on others.
Those leaving Aleppo would head for Idlib province to the west of the city.
The battle of Aleppo, one of the worst of a civil war that has drawn in global and regional powers, has ended with victory for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The British foreign secretary said the 2013 vote against intervention had limited the U.K.'s ability to influence events in Syria.
On Monday, rebel defences in the city collapsed, leading to a broad army advance.
Moscow said that the Syrian army had halted military activity to let civilians leave rebel-held territory.