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Syria denounces Israel for allegedly killing ex-security prisoner, intel agent

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17.10.2021

The Syrian government on Saturday night condemned Israel for allegedly killing a Syrian intelligence agent along the border with the Golan Heights.

“The cabinet stressed, in a statement, that those terrorist acts will only increase the determination of the Syrian Arab people to continue resisting the occupier and liberating the occupied Syrian Golan,” according to the official SANA news agency.

The Syrian cabinet “condemned that cowardly criminal act,” according to the report.

Syrian media reports earlier Saturday said the Israeli military shot dead a former security prisoner, who later fled to Syria, served in parliament and reportedly worked against Israel in Syrian intelligence, in the town of Ain Eltinah.

The state-run SANA news agency said Midhat as-Saleh was targeted by gunfire, not an airstrike.

According to Al-Jazeera, he was shot dead by an Israeli sniper as he stood near his home, near the border with Israel.

Israel’s military did not comment on the matter, in line........

© The Times of Israel


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