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Syria arrests suspects in Suleiman assassination

Damascus security forces arrest two naval officers, hotel security chief in connection with murder of Syria's liaison officer to Hizbullah

Syrian security forces arrested several suspects in the assassination of Mohammed Suleiman, a senior aide to Syrian President Bashar Assad, earlier this month, the Syrian opposition's website reported Tuesday.


Suleiman was gunned down in the Syrian port city of Tartous some two weeks ago.


According to internet reports, Syrian security forces arrested two naval officers, in ranks analogous to colonel and major, and are holding them for questioning in connection with the assassination.


Several employees of the hotel Suleiman was staying in at the time of his assassination were also arrested, including the hotel's chief of security.


According to reports, Suleiman was acting as Syria's liaison officer to Hizbullah at the time of his murder. He reportedly supplied the Shiite group with Russian-made SI-8 Missiles, which have the ability to limit IAF surveillance flights in Lebanese skies.


פרסום ראשון: 08.12.08, 13:08
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