Word is filtering to the effect that Khalil Sultan Al-Abed, head of “Iran Khodro”, an Iranian industrial group building a car factory in Syria using the Sham (i.e. Damascus) brand under a French license from Peugeot and Citroen has been assassinated on Sunday outside his house in MazzÃ©, in the suburbs of Damascus.
Whether his killing is internal related to his work or inspired by outside elements remains a mystery. According to human rights sources, an investigation has been opened by the Syrian authorities.
The shadow war between Israel and Iran has spilled blood on the streets of Damascus in the past when Imad Mughnieyeh was also murdered in a well protected suburbs. Mughnieyeh was the mastermind behind several acts of terror against the Israeli State, including kidnapping of IDF soldiers.