Breaking: Assad shot dead by bodyguard?Bashar al-Assad has been shot and killed by one of his bodyguards (link in Hebrew).
According to the report, Assad was shot by one of his bodyguards and hospitalized in a Damascus hospital. The report has not been officially confirmed.
According to the report, Assad was shot by an Iranian officer named Mehdi Yacoubi, who was assigned by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to guard Assad.
Assad was rushed to the A-Shami Hospital in Damascus, where a riot broke out as Syrian troops blocked access to the hospital.
Syrian television shut down while awaiting news of Assad's fate.
The French site JSS News reports that Assad was shot on Saturday evening, but that he is still hospitalized lingering between life and death (link in French). This is from a Google translation.
Update: According to Arab media www.eltira.org , Bashar al-Assad would have been seriously wounded by gunfire last night Saturday, March 23 by his bodyguard but Iran is not dead. He is currently hospitalized, between life and death, Shami Hospital in Damascus which the streets were closed.
Proprietary information (in France): According to reports in the Arab press (and then republished in the Israeli press ), information that journalists say they have "verified" the Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad was killed this morning by one of his bodyguards. An important safety device has been set up at the hospital in Damascus.
The assassin Boucher Damascus would be his bodyguard Iran, a military officer named Mehdi Jakoby. He was in charge of presidential security and was "offered" by Tehran's ally Syria.Hmmm. More here.
According to various sources, there are reports of heavy fighting in any armed Damascus. The roads leading to the hospital would be closed.