Assassinated Syrian general was in charge of securing the al Kibar reactor

Aug 4, 2008 (DEBKAfile) — DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources report that Gen. Muhammad Suleiman, whom a sniper shot dead in the Syrian port town of Tartus early Saturday, Aug. 2, was a shadowy figure who acted for Bashar Assad in the regime’s four most sensitive and confidential spheres:
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Suleiman was said to be Assad’s ‘right hand man’, and in charge of security at the Damascus palace. But insider sources claim Suleiman was also instrumental in securing nuclear reactor secrets from North Korea. So, who decided to silence him? And why? (See also: video coverage at — PID