By: Middle East Affairs
BEIRUT – On Sunday, the pro-Syrian government newspaper al-Watan said: “The leader of a Syrian research office that Western nations say part of a chemical weapons program was killed when his auto was exploded.”
It should be noted that Aziz Asber was the chief of the Syrian Scientific Research Center in Masyaf, close to the city of Hama, which Western governments say was a secret Syrian government establishment.
Al-Watan said in an online report: “(Asber) passed on after an explosion targeted his auto in the Hama field.”
The assault on Asber was guaranteed by a Syrian rebel gathering associated to Tahrir al-Sham, a renegade gathering. It incorporates the gathering previously known as the Nusra Front, which filled in as al Qaeda’s Syrian branch.
On the other hand, the Abu Amara Brigades discharged an announcement on their Telegram online channel that said they “planted explosive devices” which exploded and led to Asber’s death.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitoring group said that The blast happened on Saturday night.
Before a year ago, the Masyaf facility has beforehand been hit by what the Syrian government said were Israeli strikes in July.
Back to April, rocket strikes by the United States, Britain and France pulverized a Syrian Scientific Research Center office in Damascus, because of a speculated poison gas assault.
The Syrian government, upheld by Russia, has denied utilizing – or having – chemical weapons. An Israeli government official declined to remark on reports of Asber’s passing when asked by Reuters.