Iran Urges Officials to Keep Out of Syria

[Ynet News] Smadar Peri - Iranian intelligence agencies have recently issued a travel advisory urging officials holding sensitive positions and top Hizbullah figures to refrain from visiting Syria for fear of possible assassination attempts and terror attacks, Yediot Ahronot reported Thursday. A car bomb explosion near Damascus last week killed a senior Syrian army officer and 16 civilians. Syrian President Bashar Assad said an Arab state was responsible for smuggling into Syria the car and explosives used in the attack. Meanwhile, Hizbullah has accused Assad of leaking classified information regarding Hizbullah's plans to kidnap Israeli businessmen abroad. Yediot Ahronot reported that top Assad advisor Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Suleiman secretly visited Paris two months ago and disclosed information regarding Hizbullah's plan to abduct two Israeli businessmen in Thailand and in one of the Gulf states. Suleiman, who also served as Syria's liaison officer to Hizbullah, was assassinated in the Syrian city of Tartous shortly after Hizbullah's plans were made public in Israel.

2008-10-03 01:00:00

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