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MIDEAST > Al-Assad orders army to hit Israel and Egypt if he is killed: Claim

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered Syrian army generals in a secret meeting to bomb Israel and Egypt if he is killed, Israeli online newspaper Inyan Merkazi has reported, according to the Algemeiner, a New York-based weekly.

Al-Assad allegedly told top generals to hit the two countries in the event he is killed by missiles belonging to rebel forces or murdered in a fashion similar to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Meanwhile, Saudi daily Al-Watan recently claimed that al-Assad and his family have been staying on a warship provided by Russia in the Mediterranean.

January/16/2013

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Arnold Yesovitch

1/17/2013 9:26:34 PM

I do not care either way if Israel apologizes or not. I would prefer an equal apology because Turkey was wrong to allow the boat out knowing hooligans were on board.

Kevin Snapp

1/17/2013 8:30:57 PM

Why is HDN reporting something reported in a minor New York weekly based on a story in a minor Israeli online news source? And like others, I'm asking why Israel and Egypt, and not Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Jordan? Dubious source + illogical story = garbage.

nyob nyobb

1/17/2013 9:00:15 AM

Absolute nonsense, hardly worth reporting.

Tevfik Alp

1/16/2013 8:11:35 PM

Mr Assad's self esteem; he wants to be remembered. Hilarious.

Tekion Particle

1/16/2013 7:36:34 PM

If Assad is dead the conflict will end. I don’t think anyone will be willing to take up the vacated dictator’s seat. Not if they want their life expectance to be longer than a few months anyway. The generals will be busy doing deals so they can live on.

mara mcglothin

1/16/2013 5:00:52 PM

If Assad is killed then you have to wonder how loyal is general will be once he draws his last breath.

Blue Dotterel

1/16/2013 5:00:50 PM

Israeli and Saudi papers - a lot of credibility there.

The Prisoner

1/16/2013 4:01:56 PM

Very strange story. I would have thought Turkiye the UAE, the US and the UK would have been more logical targets as they have done the most to initiate an uprising in Syria. Why the UK/US and Turkiye are linking with the Arabs (who at best can be called two-faced) is puzzling.
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