Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Single shot to the head...

"He was killed by a single shot to the head as he sat in the garden of his summer house near the northern port city of Tartus.

"Nobody heard the shot, which appears to have been fired from a speedboat by a sniper, possibly equipped with a silencer. The expertise required to execute such a long-distance sniper murder has led suspicion to fall upon the Israelis."

The Sunday Times, August 10, reported that Suleiman was responsible for supplying SA-8 anti-aircraft missiles to Hezbollah. The report draws on "Middle East sources", which leaves a lot of room for speculation.

Debka--which is uneven in reliability--highlights Suleiman's role in the Iran-Syria-N.Korea nuclear triad. Debka also ties him to Imad Mughniya, who was assassinated in February.

Earlier post, including compiled coverage.

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