The Syrian Scientific Research Centre has always been a focus of global efforts to curtail Syria's capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and biological weapons.
In April, coordinated missile strikes by the United States, Britain and France destroyed a Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre facility in Damascus, in response to a suspected gas attack that killed at least 70 civilians in Douma - a town in the former rebel-held city of Eastern Ghouta. It is reported by The Guardian, citing a Pro-government Syrian newspaper al-Watan.
"I can say that assuming the details of this man's activities are correct and he was engaged in developing chemical weapons and longer-range missiles capable of hitting Israel, I certainly welcome his demise".
Also clarifies that "brigade of special purpose" Abu Amara - before they have attacked Assad controlled by the objects stated in the Telegram, set and detonated the explosive devices with the objective of killing Asber.
Initial reports indicate that Azbar's auto was blown up after a passerby affixed a bomb to the vehicle.
An Israeli government official declined to comment on reports of Asber's death when asked by Reuters. This method was used to kill the former defense and operations chief of Hezbollah, Imad Mughniyeh, an attack that has been largely attributed to Israel.
In April, Gaza-born electrical engineer Dr. Fadi al-Batsh, was shot dead by an unidentified gunman on his way to morning prayers in Malaysia's capital of Kuala Lumpur. The New York Times reported that Israel's Mossad was behind the attack. The blast also killed his personal driver. The Syrian regime was being sent a message.
The "triple assaults" targeted three presumed chemical facilities. In recent years, the government has slowly gained an upper hand against opposition rebels and global powers have backed away from demanding the dictator's ouster.
The Syrian conflict, which kicked off in 2011, claimed lives of some 350,000 people.