Reports say five “nuclear engineers” have been assassinated by unknown assailants near a research center in the north part of the Syrian capital according to Press TV
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack was carried out on Sunday near the Barzeh neighborhood of Damascus.
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It says all of them were shot dead when their bus was ambushed on the way to the research center.
Syrian officials have made no comments on the incident.
In a similar incident in July last year, six people working at the same center were killed in a mortar attack carried out by anti-government militants.
Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since 2011. Western powers and some of their regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey – are reportedly supporting the militants operating in Syria.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein has said that more than 200,000 people have died in the Syrian conflict since its outset in March 2011.
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