Israeli Footprints Seen in Assassination of Syrian Scientist-Fars News

TEHRAN (FNA)- Israel has played a major role in the recent assassination of a prominent Syrian scientist in Hama province, Syria’s media sources reported on Monday.
Aziz Asbar, head of the Scientific Research and Studies Center in Masyaf, also known by its French acronym ‘CERS’, was killed in a car bombing incident alongside his driver on Saturday night, Syria’s Arabic-language al-Watan newspaper reported Saturday night.

The paper said that Israel’s secret service, the Mossad, was suspected of carrying out the attack. Israeli officials refused to comment about the accusations.

Meantime, the Arabic-language Ray al-Youm newspaper reported that certain groups affiliated to the US and Israel have played a role in the assassination of Asbar, a missile scientist, because the CERS center, headed by Asbar, is linked to the Syrian defense ministry, and Israeli warplanes have several times bombed the center.

Since the start of assassination operations during the Syria war, different terrorist groups, including the ISIL, al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at or the Levant Liberation Board) and other terrorists have used new communication and satellite systems which revealed the Mossad and CIA’s active role in leading these operations.

The death of Asbar is reminiscent of other assassinations of high-profile individuals in Hamas and Hezbollah. For instance, Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyah was killed in a car bomb in 2008 in Damascus, and a Hamas official was targeted with a car bomb in Lebanon in January 2018.


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