Unconfirmed reports: Assad shot by his Iranian bodyguard

assad wont step down 2Online reports of Syrian President Bashar Assadโ€™s death appeared greatly exaggerated Sunday.

Arab media said Assad was purportedly shot by one of his Iranian bodyguards Saturday night and was in serious condition.

He was supposedly taken to Al-Shami Hospital in Damascus, where surrounding roads were closed off.

But online updates said the Syrian leaderโ€™s shooting was false and that he was alive and in high spirits. The conflicting reports highlight the chaos that continues to engulf the country, which has been mired in a bloody civil war for two years.

Update: His assassin was identified as Mehdi Jakoby , a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard who was in charge of presidential security.

Ya Libnan will update this report as more information becomes available

This is a developing story more to come

NY Daily News

Update: The reports continue to repeat the same stories. It is very difficult to verify such reports , because the Syrian government has severely restricted access to Syria for foreign journalists.

  • abdo ajrouche

    You guys are so desperate you make story’s up

  • abdo ajrouche

    You guys are so desperate you make story’s up

  • dateam

    this has gone from ridiculous to utterly ridiculous…surely the media has to have some sort of pride and integrity in its reporting? and on the other side we have opposition leaders quitting then not quitting….and so the circus will role on

  • dateam

    this has gone from ridiculous to utterly ridiculous…surely the media has to have some sort of pride and integrity in its reporting? and on the other side we have opposition leaders quitting then not quitting….and so the circus will role on

  • AntiFSA002

    Ha Ha Ha Ha, If my memory serves me right, Isn’t this the 5th or 6th time Assad has died. Love the wishful thinking.

  • AntiFSA002

    Ha Ha Ha Ha, If my memory serves me right, Isn’t this the 5th or 6th time Assad has died. Love the wishful thinking.

  • Patience2

    I read a lot of ‘Science Fiction’ but here is the last place I thought I’d EVER see some!

    • AntiFSA002

      You must be kidding, most of what comes out of this blog is Science Fiction

      • 5thDrawer

        Except, of course, what we all say … right Anti ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Prophettttt

          I think Anti meant to say :”most of what comes out of Yalibnan is Science Fiction”.
          I think the comunity of blog makes a much more useful contribution than most of what the News stories do, except for few articles here and there ,and what Ghassan Karam contribute,which is always valuable. Right Anti?lol

          • AntiFSA002

            Prophet, you are right except for Ghassan Karam. I think Ghassan can be a little biased in some of his posts.

          • Prophettttt

            Sure He can,but at least we can point it directly to him,and He is always willing to listen and engage us. I enjoy exchanging with him even when we disagree.

          • AntiFSA002

            Prophet, the difference between you and me is Patience. You have it and I don’t. I find it very difficult to engage with someone who is blatantly biased. However I’m slowly slowly learning to be more Patient. Shit, could this mean that age is starting to play a part. lol

          • Prophettttt

            Are you saying I’m old?lol
            Anti, debating requires patience and cool heads.Emotion is your biggest enemy when debating and exchanging views,especially with fellow Lebanese. Think of it this way;It’s our impatience and our inability,as a nation and as a society, to listen to each other’s fears and views that got us where we are.
            The whole nation has been “doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results”, as Einstein said that this insanity itself.

          • AntiFSA002

            Prophet, your only as old as you feel. I am almost 40 and still feel like I’m 20. I still play A grade rugby league and hope to keep playing well into my 50’s. That is unless Hannibal gets his hands on me. lol But you right, (again) debating does require patience and cool heads. Maybe I should pass this advise on to my wife. lol

          • Prophettttt

            Anti,Do not even think about it.Our brains and theirs are wired totally different,lol
            If it is not broken ,Do not try to fix it,

          • 5thDrawer

            Fact … Men’s brains stop maturing at age 25 … we continue to be there ‘with the boys’ and looking for the girls forever. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Women, on the other hand, learn to control that. :-)))
            You will stop doing ‘sports’ when the damaged joints begin to remember … take that from a really old fart. ๐Ÿ˜‰
            And that’s it … I’m doing the ‘preservation’ route now ….

          • Hannibal

            I’m doing the ‘preservation’ route now… HOW? by drinking? lol

            I wake up all achy in the morning please teach us some tricks ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • 5thDrawer

            Don’t leap off the couch as soon as you wake up. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Roll off, after you check body parts from toes up … try not to think of bladder on the way … and if you’re already on a floor consider how to get in a position to rise before trying to. Also … there is yoga … slow stretching over to the coffee pot.
            2 cups of that wonderful antioxidant to start the morning, if not the bladder … I figure if you need water, it might as well be flavoured with something good. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • 5thDrawer

            And a tip for all the guys … (not for profit ๐Ÿ˜‰ … for after-shaving … if you think about it, a good single-malt can be cheaper per ounce than the best after-shaves. Definitley manly, not perfumey. Try it a couple of times – the scent it leaves might have your lady helping to pull you up in the morning. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Prophettttt

            LOL.

          • Prophettttt

            Hannibal,If I may jump in, I’d like to pass on a little trick that was given to me by R. Mondavi, at one of his wine tasting events, years ago;When ever you’re drinking, You should pinch yourself in a sensitive place after each drink;If you don’t feel the pain,You know you should grab a bottle of water instead of another drink.

          • Hannibal

            My ears were itching… lol

          • Prophettttt

            He was too eager to pass this advice to her, before I had a chance to warn him.
            He never came back.I’m afraid He’ll hate me for volunteering my advice. lol.

          • 5thDrawer

            We’re all biased. What the hell? But there has to be some facts to back up the thinking now and then … and I think Ghassan finds many of them .. enough for logical arguments most of the time. And it’s ‘logic’ that Lebanon misses on most of the time.
            Of course, someone will say there is different kinds of logic now …. sigh …
            (and that’s said without sarcasm)

        • AntiFSA002

          5th, my comments were not targeted aginst the bloggers on this site. Well maybe a few. However, I like most of your post except sometimes you can be a little sarcastic. Only sometimes. lol

          • Prophettttt

            Now you’re being too diplomatic,lol. He is sarcastic most of the time,lol
            It depends on what scotch He is drinking that day.lol
            Ok, Putting my Helmet on NOW.LOL

          • 5thDrawer

            Ok guys … I admit sarcasm (at times ๐Ÿ˜‰ … but the grasshopper snacks were real. I couldn’t have laid proof of those out any better. :-))

          • Prophettttt

            That was very factual for sure,lol

          • AntiFSA002

            Prophet, I’m trying to turn over a new leaf and think before I fire my gun. lol.
            I think this blog would not be the same without 5th sarcasm and cheeky comments.

          • 5thDrawer

            (Where’s that empty glass bottle? … ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Patience2

    I read a lot of ‘Science Fiction’ but here is the last place I thought I’d EVER see some!

    • AntiFSA002

      You must be kidding, most of what comes out of this blog is Science Fiction

      • 5thDrawer

        Except, of course, what we all say … right Anti ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • Prophettttt

          I think Anti meant to say :”most of what comes out of Yalibnan is Science Fiction”.
          I think blog makes a much more useful contribution than most of the sites’ News stories do, except for few articles here and there ,and what Ghassan Karam contribute,which is always valuable. Right Anti?lol

          • AntiFSA002

            Prophet, you are right except for the Ghassan Karam. I think Ghassan can be a little biased in some of his posts

          • Prophettttt

            Sure He can,but at least we can point it directly to him,and He is always willing to listen and engage us. I enjoy exchanging with him even when we disagree.

          • AntiFSA002

            Prophet, the difference between you and me is Patience. You have it and I don’t. I find it very difficult to engage with someone who is blatantly biased. However I’m slowly slowly learning to be more Patient. Shit, could this mean that age is starting to play a part. lol

          • Prophettttt

            Are you saying I’m old?lol
            Anti, debating requires patience and cool heads.Emotion is your biggest enemy when debating and exchanging views,especially with fellow Lebanese. Think of it this way;It’s our impatience and our inability,as a nation and as a society, to listen to each other’s fears and views that got us where we are.
            The whole nation has been “doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results”, as Einstein said that this insanity itself.

          • AntiFSA002

            Prophet, your only as old as you feel. I am almost 40 and still feel like I’m 20. I still play A grade rugby league and hope to keep playing well into my 50’s. That is unless Hannibal gets his hands on me. lol But you right, (again) debating does require patience and cool heads. Maybe I should pass this advise on to my wife. lol

          • Prophettttt

            Do not even think about it.Our brains and theirs are wired totally diferent,lol

          • 5thDrawer

            Fact … Men’s brains stop maturing at age 25 … we continue to be there ‘with the boys’ and looking for the girls forever. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Women, on the other hand, learn to control that. :-)))
            You will stop doing ‘sports’ when the damaged joints begin to remember … take that from an old fart. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Josรฉ Jalapeรฑo

            I’m doing the ‘preservation’ route now… HOW? by drinking? lol

            I wake up all achy in the morning please teach us some tricks ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • 5thDrawer

            Don’t leap off the couch as soon as you wake up. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Roll off, after you check body parts from toes up … try not to think of bladder on the way … and if you’re already on a floor consider how to get in a position to rise before trying to. Also … there is yoga … slow stretching over to the coffee pot.

          • 5thDrawer

            And a tip for all the guys … (not for profit ๐Ÿ˜‰ … for after-shaving … if you think about it, a good single-malt can be cheaper per ounce than the best after-shaves. Definitley manly, not perfumey. Try it a couple of times – the scent it leaves might have your lady helping to pull you up in the morning. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Prophettttt

            LOL.

          • Prophettttt

            Hannibal,If I may jump in, I’d like to pass on a little trick that was given to me by R. Mondavi, at one of his wine tasting events, years ago;When ever you’re drinking, You should pinch yourself in a sensitive place after each drink;If you don’t feel the pain,You know you should grab a bottle of water instead of another drink.

          • Josรฉ Jalapeรฑo

            My ears were itching… lol

          • Prophettttt

            I think He was too eager to pass this advice to her, before I had a chance to warn him. He never came back,lol

          • 5thDrawer

            We’re all biased. What the hell? But there has to be some facts to back up the thinking now and then … and I think Ghassan finds many of them .. enough for logical arguments most of the time. And it’s ‘logic’ that Lebanon misses on most of the time.
            Of course, someone will say there is different kinds of logic now …. sigh …
            (and that’s said without sarcasm)

        • AntiFSA002

          5th, my comments were not targeted aginst the bloggers on this site. Well maybe a few. However, I like most of your post except sometimes you can be a little sarcastic. Only sometimes. lol

          • Prophettttt

            Now you’re being too diplomatic,lol. He is sarcastic most of the time,lol
            or It depends on what scotch He is drinking that day.lol
            Ok, Putting my Helmet on..LOL

          • 5thDrawer

            Ok guys … I admit sarcasm (at times ๐Ÿ˜‰ … but the grasshopper snacks were real. I couldn’t have laid proof of those out any better. :-))

          • Prophettttt

            That was very factual for sure,lol

          • AntiFSA002

            Prophet, I’m trying to turn over a new leaf and think before I fire my gun. lol.
            I think this blog would not be the same without 5th sarcasm and cheeky comments.

          • 5thDrawer

            (Where’s that empty glass bottle? … ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • John Howard

    Hugo Chavez was ‘cured’ of cancer, too.

  • John Howard

    Hugo Chavez was ‘cured’ of cancer, too.

  • Prophettttt

    Yalibnan made itself look ridiculous by posting a title of an “unconfirmed report” to end up telling us that it is a false story. Yalibnan could have put out a “story” about a “false report” that made a big fuzz online, and by doing so, It would have maintained some journalistic integrity,instead of looking unprofessional by posting tabloid news that it knew it was false…….. I understand that propaganda is an open and fair Game,but this propaganda was badly made up ,and it made yalibnan look really its worst.

    • 5thDrawer

      Yah… at least wait for ‘confirmation’ one way or the other … but maybe we can assume Mehdi Jakoby has been eliminated ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Prophettttt

        Such a weak story. Very badly written.
        Did such a person exist?lol

        • Hannibal

          speechless…

  • Prophettttt

    Yalibnan made itself look ridiculous by posting a title of an “unconfirmed report” to end up telling us that it is a false story. Yalibnan could have put out a “story” about a “false report” that made a big fuzz online, and by doing so, It would have maintained some journalistic integrity,instead of looking unprofessional by posting tabloid news that it knew it was false…….. I understand that propaganda is an open and fair Game,but this propaganda was badly made up ,and it made yalibnan look really its worst.

    • 5thDrawer

      Yah… at least wait for ‘confirmation’ one way or the other … but maybe we can assume Mehdi Jakoby has been eliminated ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Prophettttt

        Such a weak story. Very badly written.

        • Josรฉ Jalapeรฑo

          speechless…

  • chingchong

    Fake and gayyy

    • 5thDrawer

      ‘Gay’ ??
      (Lost me on that one … although that might have been one of the googling links …)
      Oh … gay used to mean ‘happy’ … that’s it … happy thought, even if fake. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • chingchong

    Fake and gayyy

    • 5thDrawer

      ‘Gay’ ?? (Lost me on that one … although that might have been one of the googling links ..)

  • dav

    @halona on twitter say “I’m living close to Shami hospital the streets haven’t been closed and you can access freely to the place. “

  • dav

    @halona on twitter say “I’m living close to Shami hospital the streets haven’t been closed and you can access freely to the place. “

  • IraniAngel

    i cant help but lolling ๐Ÿ˜€

  • IraniAngel

    i cant help but lolling ๐Ÿ˜€

  • alissar smith

    Yeah and the donkey gives birth to a camel.

  • alissar smith

    Yeah and the donkey gives birth to a camel.