According to a senior official from a Middle Eastern intelligence agency, the Mossad had been tracking Asbar for a long time.
A senior official from an intelligence agency in the Middle East has revealed that the assassination of one of Syria's most important rocket scientists Aziz Isber in a auto bomb explosion in the northern city Maysaf late Saturday was the handiwork of Israel's spy agency Mossad.
According to the Times, Asbar was also involved in the Assad regime's chemical-weapons program, as well as in coordinating Iranian and Hezbollah operations in Syria.
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. Every time they try to place the blame on us.
The head of a Syrian research facility that Western countries say was part of a chemical weapons program was killed when his auto was blown up, the pro-Syrian government newspaper al-Watan said on Sunday.
Israel's Hadashot TV news said Sunday night that he was in charge of a project improving the range and accuracy of the regime's Scud missiles. Infrastructure research center in Masyaf repeatedly subjected to missile strikes by coalition forces headed by US, which also includes Israel. The center has been targeted in two air attacks that have been attributed to Israel, including one in April that killed several Iranians. The New York Times reported that Israel's Mossad was behind the attack.
In April 2017, followed the chemical attack on the Syrian rebel held city of Khan Sheikhoun that killed 18 civilians including 5 children, the Trump administration levelled sanctions on 271 CERS workers.
The scientific center, run by Azbar, had been the target of at least two Israeli aerial assaults over the past months.