Report: Iranian diplomat assassinated in Damascus (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Roi Kais Published: 08.01.12, 09:34)
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Al-Arabiya quotes Syrian opposition sources as saying Iranian
diplomat murdered in Syrian capital. Report could not be confirmed;
no additional details available
Syrian opposition elements say that an Iranian diplomat has been
assassinated in Damasucs, Al-Arabiya reported Wednesday. The report
could not be confirmed. No additional details were immediately
Tehran denied the report. Hussein Sheikh al-Islam, the former Iranian
ambassador in Damascus said that all Iranian diplomats in Syria "are
alive and well." He was quoting the Iranian Ambassador to Syria,
The report comes some three weeks after a attack in Damascus killed
four top Syrian officials including President Bashar Assad´s brother-
in-law Assef Shawkat, and Syrian Defense Minister Dawoud Rajih.
The Free Syrian Army claimed responsibility for the attack.
Last week, the Fars news agency reported that Syrian authorities
arrested the terrorist behind the attack who they identified as a
security guard for members of Assad´s closest circle.
Meanwhile, the Syrian army continues to pound the city of Aleppo with
airstrikes and artillery fire. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet
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