Report: Liaison officer to Hizbullah shot dead

Assad aide General Mohammed Suleiman killed by sniper in Syrian port city, Arab media reports.

Assad nice 224.88 (photo credit: AP [file])
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A top Syrian general who served as the country's liaison officer to Hizbullah has been assassinated, Arab media reported Sunday. The London based Al-Hayat and the pan-Arab Al Bawaba both quoted Damascus sources as saying that General Mohammed Suleiman, who was an adviser to Syrian President Bashar Assad, was shot dead by a sniper in the Syrian port city of Tartous on Friday. The sources said that Suleiman's funeral would be held Sunday in his home-town of Driekesh. The sources said that Syrian authorities had been trying to prevent news of Suleiman's death from being published. The Jerusalem Post could not confirm the report. The reported assassination comes some six months after Hizbullah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh was assassinated in a Damascus car bomb.