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    Senior Assad official assassinated in Lebanon

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    For the first time a senior pro-Assad figure has been murdered in Lebanon.

    Mohammad Darrar Jamo, a senior Syrian civil servant was shot 20 times at his home in a Shi'ite district in the south of the country at around two in the morning.

    His wife said he had been contacted by the Baath party in Syria that same day warning him an attempt might be made on his life.