'Israeli special forces assassinated' senior Syrian military officer in 2008: report
July 16 , 2015
Leaked American intelligence has revealed that Israeli special forces assassinated Brig Gen Mahmoud Suleiman, a top Syrian military officer known to be a close adviser to Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president, according to online publication The Intercept. Suleiman was shot and killed in August 2008 on a beach near Tartus, a port in north Syria.
The revelations have reportedly come from an NSA document provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden. Israel has refused to comment on the issue.
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