Israeli Regime Assassinated Syrian Scientist
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Alwaght- Israeli regime’s Mossad spy agency murdered Syrian scientist Aziz Asbar On Saturday, Syrian government and a foreign intelligence source said.
According to Syria’s official news agency SANA, Aziz Asbar, a research director at Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center, was killed on Saturday by an explosive device targeting his car in the town of Masyaf in Syria’s Hama province,
The New York Time also cited a senior official from a Middle Eastern intelligence agency as saying that Azbar was killed "killed by a car bomb — apparently planted by Mossad, the Israeli spy agency."
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said his agency had been informed of the operation, and that Mossad had been tracking Azbar for a long time.
In a similar report, Syria’s al-Watan newspaper also suggested that Israel’s Mossad was behind the targeted killing.
The Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah - which has been helping the Syrian army in its ground operations against terrorists - also pointed the finger at Mossad in the killing of the Syrian scientist, according to the Beirut-based al-Akhbar newspaper.
The report said the assassination was part of Tel Aviv’s campaign of aggression aimed at preventing Syria from rehabilitating its defense capabilities when the crisis in the Arab country comes to an end -- with an emphasis on preventing the development of precision weapons.
In an interview on army radio on Tuesday, Israel’s Intelligence and Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz welcomed Asbar’s “departure from the world".
But Israeli Minister of Military Affairs Avigdor Lieberman downplayed the possibility of Israeli involvement, telling Channel 2 news that, “Every day in the Middle East, there are hundreds of explosions and settling of scores. Every time they try to place the blame on us. So we won’t take this too seriously."
The scientific center, run by Azbar, was the target of at least two Israeli aerial assaults over the past months.
Israel frequently attacks military targets inside Syria in an attempt to prop up terrorist groups that have been suffering defeats against Syrian government forces. The regime has also been providing weapons to anti-Damascus militants as well as medical treatment to Takfiri elements wounded in Syria.
In recent years, the Tel Aviv regime has been blamed for the killing of several scientists including two engineers from the Gaza-based Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, in the last 18 months.
A Hamas rocket scientist was shot dead by gunmen in Malaysia in April and a drone engineer was killed in Tunisia in December 2016. Hamas blamed Mossad in both cases.