Israel ‘welcomes’ murder of Syrian scientist - but denies any involvement in assassination

Syrian sites on the funeral of Aziz Asbar in the town of Wadi al Oyoun on Sunday

Times of Israel report say that a Hamas rocket scientist was shot dead by gunmen in Malaysia in April and a drone engineer was killed in Tunisia in December 2016.

Esber was killed by a auto bomb planted by a Mossad agent, according to "a senior official from a Middle Eastern intelligence agency quoted by the New York Times' David Halbfinger and Ronen Bergman".

A senior scientist for the Syrian regime involved in the country's development of weapons was killed along with his driver in a auto explosion in central Syria, activists reported Sunday.

The Syrian opposition blamed [Saturday's] attack on the Assad regime, claiming [Asbar] was very familiar with Syria's chemical weapons deployment and its use against civilians.

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Israel's Mossad on Sunday was accused by a pro-regime Syrian paper of killing a top research director at a military facility with reported links to chemical arms development.

Israel's minister of intelligence says he "welcomes" news that a Syrian scientist was killed by a auto bomb, even as Tel Aviv denies any part in the murder.

Iran had also alleged Israeli involvement in assassinating four nuclear scientists: Masoud Alimohammadi, Majid Shehriari, Rezaeinejad and Mustafa Ahmadi roshan, between 2010 and 2012. "Every day in the Middle East there are hundreds of explosions and settling of scores", Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Israel's Channel 2 News. Every time they try to place the blame on us. The official said Mossad had been tracking Asbar, who was allegedly in charge of re-building an underground weapons factory that the Israeli military destroyed a year ago. Infrastructure research center in Masyaf repeatedly subjected to missile strikes by coalition forces headed by United States of America, which also includes Israel.

The Britain-based watchdog group said the man had close ties with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Iran.

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