Head of Syrian Military Intelligence Says Hizbullah Terror Chief's Assassins Came from Syria

[Jerusalem Post] Former Syrian vice president Abdel Halim Khaddam told the Lebanese newspaper Al-Mustaqbal that the head of Syrian military intelligence, Maj.-Gen. Assef Shawkat, has been put under house arrest after claiming that the probe he was conducting into Hizbullah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh's death showed that the assassins came from Syria. "Following this revelation, Shawkat was removed from the investigation, which was transferred to [President Assad's cousin] Hafez Mahlof, who mulled over who to accuse in the assassination," said Khaddam.

2008-04-07 01:00:00

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