[Translation of French article.]
Bashar al-Assad was killed by a bodyguard ... (Arab media)
Published: March 24, 2013
Update: According to Arab media www.eltira.org , Bashar al-Assad was seriously wounded by gunfire last night Saturday, March 23rd by his bodyguard from Iran but is not dead. He is currently hospitalized, between life and death, at Shami Hospital in Damascus around which the streets were closed.
Exclusive information (in France): According to reports in the Arab press (and then republished in the Israeli press), there's information that journalists have "verified" the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad was killed this morning by one of his bodyguards. Important safety precautions have been set up at the hospital in Damascus.
The assassin in Damascus was his Iranian bodyguard, a military officer named Mehdi Jakoby. He was in charge of presidential security and was "offered" by Syria's ally Tehran.
According to various sources, there are reports of heavy fighting in Damascus. The roads leading to the hospital are closed.
Syrian TV premises have been abandoned.
If this information is officially confirmed, it would be a victory for the Islamists who are fighting for the seizure of power in Syria. No one really knows what will happen tomorrow if Assad is actually dead. Will Iran take a step back? Will Russia see red at the loss of his best friend? What about China? And what of the United States who pledged this week to put up a deadline "in the coming days" for the regime in Damascus, will they be strong enough to use their power in Syria for real?
By Amos Lerah - JSSNews
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