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Syrian scientist killed in apparent car-bomb attack

Syrian scientist killed in apparent car-bomb attack

Meawhile, the Times of Israel reports that a senior Israeli government official has declined to comment on the report Tuesday, but noted it was "a good thing" that Isber was dead.

Israel has sought to avoid direct involvement in the Syrian conflict but acknowledges carrying out dozens of air strikes there to stop what it says are deliveries of advanced weaponry to its Lebanese enemy Hezbollah and other Iran-backed forces.

Asbar played a role in Syria's missile development program and had close links with the Assad regime and its Iranian allies, the Britain-based watchdog added.

Esber was killed by a auto bomb planted by a Mossad agent, according to "a senior official from a Middle Eastern intelligence agency quoted by the New York Times' David Halbfinger and Ronen Bergman". Infrastructure research center in Masyaf repeatedly subjected to missile strikes by coalition forces headed by U.S., which also includes Israel. Reports have also indicated an Iranian missile operation at the site.

In April 2017, the United States Treasury Department slapped 271 staff members of the SSRC with sanctions in April of previous year.

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The source said Asbar was a target because Israeli intelligence believed he headed Sector 4, a secret unit at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC).

After the Syrian government carried out what independent inspectors said was a sarin gas attack that killed as many as a 100 people in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in 2017, the United States also sanctioned 271 individuals associated with the center. The Abu Amara Brigades released a statement on their Telegram channel saying they had planted explosive devices that detonated and killed Asber, ' the outlet wrote.

The attack came as Syrian troops regained territory along the 1974 demarcation line separating the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights from Syria.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attends an interview with a Greek newspaper in Damascus, in this handout released May 10, 2018.

In an interview last week with Israel Radio, Israel's minister for regional cooperation, Tzachi Hanegbi, cited Israel's fears about the development of Iran's missile capabilities in Syria as a top concern.

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