Israel’s Mossad suspected of assassinating Syria weapons chief

Pro-Assad media blames Israel's Mossad for assassination of chemical weapons chief

The Mossad is responsible for carrying out the assassination of Aziz Esbar, one of Syria's most important rocket scientists, the New York Times reported.

An Israeli official declined to comment on reports of Asber's death when asked by the Reuters news agency.

A senior Syrian rocket scientist blown up by a vehicle bomb on Saturday was assassinated by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, according to a new account quoting informed Middle East intelligence sources.

The Syrian Scientific Research Centre has always been a focus of global efforts to curtail Syria's capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and biological weapons. It is reported by The Guardian, citing a Pro-government Syrian newspaper al-Watan, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to UKRINFORM.

'I can say that assuming the details of this man's activities are correct and he was engaged in developing chemical weapons and longer-range missiles capable of hitting Israel, I certainly welcome his demise'.

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The United States blacklisted the research body, deeming it central to Syria's development of chemical weapons capabilities, and Iran's Defense Industries Organization, the engine-room of Tehran's weapons industry.In April 2017, followed the chemical attack on the Syrian rebel held city of Khan Sheikhoun that killed 18 civilians including 5 children, the Trump administration placed sanctions of on hundreds of CERS workers.

Asbar was not among them, perhaps because he was associated with Syria's missile programme rather than the development of chemical weapons, according to the New York Times.

Last September, Israel nearly entirely destroyed a weapons factory in Masyaf, where Asbar was a senior manager.

The Middle Eastern intelligence source said Asbar's killing was the fourth assassination attempt in three years by Israel on foreign soil against a weapons engineer employed by an enemy. Both Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and Hezbollah accused Israel of assassinating the high-level scientist shortly after the bombing took place. The SSRC's facility in Masyaf, allegedly involved in the production of non-conventional arms as well as medium- and long-range scud missiles, has been targeted multiple times over the past year by air strikes blamed on Israel.

A succession of victories since then over both the Islamic State group and various rebel factions has extended government control to almost two-thirds of the country.

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