(EDITOR’S NOTE: Utterly deplorable that Al-Arabiya, the most prominent mouthpiece of the House of Saud, would “report” that these nuclear engineers were murdered in cold blood by “unidentified assailants”, when all evidence points to the usurping Zionist entity. As Professor As’ad AbuKhalil bluntly put it back in the summer of 2012, when the first such assassinations had occurred, “The assassination of scientists whose knowledge and expertise bother Israel clearly proves a link between the Israeli terrorist state and Free Syrian Army. This does not even require analysis.” Then again, as reprehensible as it is, it’s quite typical, as Al-Arabiya has been parroting hasbara for as long as one can remember. Recently, the Saudi royalist propaganda channel echoed “Israeli” language when discussing Jewish aggressions against Al-Aqsa and if we go back to the genocidal nightmare of Operation Cast Lead, Al-Arabiya’s coverage was so horrific and biased towards the illegitimate “Israeli” regime that Arabs began calling it Al-Ibriyya, “The Hebrew”. In military terms, this latest Mossad-Takfiri assassination has clearly been carried out in response to the rapid gains of the Syrian Arab Army and its allies across the country. International Zionism is frustrated over its failure in Bilad al-Sham and is therefore lashing out in the only way it knows how: through pure terrorism. ~ Jonathan Azaziah)
Syrian activists said Sunday unidentified assailants killed five nuclear engineers on Sunday while they were on a bus just north of Damascus, near the research center where they worked. Four of the engineers were Syrian, one was reportedly Iranian. Iran however, through its Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Qashqavi , has denied this categorically.
“Unidentified attackers murdered five nuclear energy engineers who worked in the scientific research Centre near the neighborhood of Barzeh, northern Damascus,” Rami Abdel Rahman, the director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Observatory, told AFP.
The monitoring group, which relies on a network of sources on the ground for its reports, was unable however to say how they were killed or supply their nationalities.
“It was not immediately clear whether the bus that they were travelling on was hit by a bomb, or by gunfire,” Abdel Rahman told AFP.
In July last year, six people who worked at the same center were killed in a mortar attack carried out by rebels seeking President Bashar al-Assad’s ouster.
Another military research center, also near Damascus, was also hit by a deadly Israeli raid in May 2013.
Source: Al-Arabiya English