Syria Claims Official Killed in Syrian Golan Heights

(New York Times) Ronen Bergman - The Syrian government said Saturday that Syrian official Midhat Saleh was shot and killed by a sniper inside the Syrian Golan Heights near the border with Israel. Saleh served 12 years in an Israeli prison on terrorism charges before he was released in 1997 and went to Syria. A senior Israeli defense official said Saleh was working with Iran's Revolutionary Guard to establish the military infrastructure along the border necessary for an attack against Israel. He headed Syria's Golan Office and was an adviser to President Bashar al-Assad.

2021-10-18 00:00:00

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