News Brief 8/1/2012, Av 13, 5772
Rebels Say Iranian Diplomat Assassinated in Syria
Syrian rebels claimed they assassinated an Iranian diplomat in Damascus as war continues in the city of Aleppo. The Egyptian Al Arabiya website reported the assassination, which it said could not be confirmed. No details were available.
The assassination, if true, would mark another psychological victory against Syrian President Bashar Assad, who literally has been fighting for his life since the Arab Spring protests began in Syria nearly a year and a half ago.