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  Iyar 25, 5773 , 03/06/13

Report: Rebel Attempt on Assad's Life Thwarted

Syrian security services have thwarted an attempt by opposition forces on the life of President Bashar Al-Assad, according to a Monday-morning report by the Lebanese newspaper Ad-Diyar.

The newspaper cited the ambassador of an Arab country who said the rebels planned to launch a missile at Assad's airplane when it landed in Latakia. Jordanian intelligence passed information on the plan to its Syrian counterparts to foil the plot.

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