As-Seyassah: Syrian regime thwarted assassination attempt against Assad

Kuwaiti newspaper As-Seyassah quoted on Sunday unnamed sources as saying that the Syrian regime thwarted an attempt to assassinate President Bashar al-Assad, his brother, Maher, and other figures close to Assad.

The plan was to shell the Republican Palace, the sources said, adding that it was the second assassination plot foiled in the past two months.

“Sources in Damascus confirmed that Air Force Intelligence thwarted the scheme to shell and destroy the Republican Palace,” the daily said.

The paper also quoted the sources as saying that following the attempt, there are “strict orders preventing pilots from coming near the palace.”

The sources added that more than 14 high-ranking officers and figures were arrested on accusations of being involved in the scheme.

-NOW Lebanon

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