Syria accuses Israel’s Mossad of assassinating top rocket scientist


Syria on Tuesday accused Israel of assassinating a top Syrian rocket scientist over the weekend, heightening the growing tensions between the two countries as Syrian government troops restore control over areas close to Israel.

Aziz Asbar, a research director at Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center, was killed Saturday by an explosive device targeting his car in the town of Masyaf in Syria’s Hama province, according to the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency. Continue reading.