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Syrian officer with high-level security access shot dead

Latest update : 2008-08-03

Brigadier General Mohammad Suleiman, a military aide to President Bashar al-Assad, was found shot dead in mysterious circumstances.

BEIRUT, Aug 3 (Reuters) - A senior Syrian officer was shot
dead in mysterious circumstances in northern Syria last week,
Arab media reports said on Sunday.
 

Pan-Arab al-Hayat newspaper, quoting "well-informed" sources
in London, said the officer had been found dead on Friday
night-Saturday morning. It said the officer had been in charge
of "sensitive files" and was close to the Syrian leadership.
 

Lebanon's Future News television station identified the
officer as Brigadier General Mohammad Suleiman whom it said was
a military aide to President Bashar al-Assad. It said his body
was found at a hotel in the northern port city of Tartous.
 

There was no immediate comment from the Syrian authorities
on the reports.
 

Syria is a tightly controlled state with powerful police and
intelligence services. High-ranking officers hold senior state
positions and are at times involved in rivalries and power
struggles.

Date created : 2008-08-03

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