According to information published in the Arab press (and then
republished in the Israeli press), information that journalists claim to
have "verified", the Syrian dictator Bashar el Assad was killed this
morning by one of his bodyguards. An important safety device was set up
at the Damascus hospital.
The assassin of the Damascus Butcher would be his Iranian bodyguard, an
army officer named Mehdi Jakoby. He was in charge of presidential
security and had been "offered" by Tehran to his faithful Syrian ally.
According to various sources, there are reports of heavy armed fighting
in all Damascus. The roads leading to the hospital would be closed.