NYT: Mossad behind Assassination of Syrian Missile Scientist
The New York Times reported on Monday that the “Israeli” Mossad was behind the assassination of Syrian missile scientist Dr. Aziz Asber.
Asber was killed in an explosion in his car along with his driver several minutes after leaving his home in Hama on Saturday night.
Citing a senior Middle East intelligence source, the daily highlighted that “after watching him for months, the Mossad reportedly planted a bomb in his car.”
According to the report by David M. Halbfinger and Ronen Bergman, a member of an intelligence agency in the Middle East that was updated on the operation, said this was the fourth time over the past three years that “Israel” had eliminated a weapons scientist at a foreign nation.
By the apartheid entity’s laws, only the prime minister can authorize an assassination operation by the Mossad. Spokespeople for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and War Minister Avigdor Lieberman declined to respond to the Times report.
Dr. Asber headed Sector 4, a top-secret unit at the Scientific Studies and Research Center in Masyaf developing rockets and ballistic missiles.
According to the Times, Asber was also working in recent years on the construction of a new underground weapons factory to replace the one destroyed in an “Israeli” strike last year.
An official from the pro-Syrian alliance told the Times he believed “Israel” targeted Asber because of the central role he had in Syria's missile program, even before the eruption of the 7-years-old crisis.
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