Report: Hamas chief Mashaal leaves Syria, moves to the Sudan

Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal has left Syria, and has moved to the Sudan, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai claimed on Tuesday. According to the report, Palestinian sources told the paper that Mashaal had come to an understanding with Damascus whereby the Hamas chief would agree to leave the state. The report further stated that indirect negotiations between Syria and Israel may have played a part in the decision. "It is possible that Mashaal left for the Sudan under the framework of progress in negotiations between Israel and Syria," the sources told the paper. Other agreements which may have been achieved in the talks include tacit Syrian complicity in the assassinations of Hizbullah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh and top Syrian advisor Mahmoud Suleiman, the sources told the paper.