Wikileaks: Syria suspects Israel of sniper killing

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 21, 2010 08:52

According to US diplomatic cables released by Israel, Syria believed Israel was responsible for the 2008 assassination of President Bashar Assad's top security aide.

Brigadier General Muhammad Sulayman, who "enjoyed a reputation...as having special status and proximity to" Assad, was shot by a sniper in the Syrian beach town of Tartous, causing anxiety in the political elite of the country.

"As in other recent assassinations in Syria, speculation about who could have done it will likely be rampant," the cable explains. "The most obvious suspects are the Israelis."


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