Signs point to Mossad in death of top Syrian rocket scientist

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Gen. Qassim Suleimani and other Iranians to adapt Syria's low-tech rockets into precision-guided missiles that have the capability to pinpoint cities hundreds of miles away - a project Israel has long tried to squelch. NYT spelled it as Absar, the Israeli newspaper called him Abzar while Syrian official agency described him as Isber.

Aziz Asbar, a research director at Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Centre, was killed on Saturday by an explosive device targeting his vehicle in Masyaf town of Syria's Hama province, according to Syria's official news agency SANA.

In Syria killed the head of the research center that develops chemical weapons for the regime of dictator Bashar al-Assad. He was also collaborating with Iranian Maj.

Meawhile, the Times of Israel reports that a senior Israeli government official has declined to comment on the report Tuesday, but noted it was "a good thing" that Isber was dead.

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Under Israeli law, only the prime minister can authorize assassinations, termed "negative treatment" by Mossad. The attack, which took place in Masyaf, was at least the fourth assassination mission by Israel in three years against an enemy weapons engineer on foreign soil. Asbar led a top-secret weapons-development unit called Sector 4 and was working on building an underground weapons factory to replace on that was destroyed by Israel a year ago.

The Times report suggested that Israeli has been launching fierce attacks against Iranian and Hezbollah forces in Syria because it fears that, once the civil war is over, those forces would turn against Israel. 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 Daesh terror group and various rebel factions has extended regime control to almost two-thirds of the country.

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