A key opposition figure killed in Syria, Update, video


Dr Adnan Wehbe , a key member of the Syrian opposition was killed at his clinic in Douma, a suburb of Damascus according to the Syrian Revolution General Commission announced on Sunday. No other details were made public

Dr Wehbe was one of the leaders of the Democratic Socialist Arab Union Party, a well known activist against the regime of Syrian president Bashar al Assad .

Update : Here is the video on his death as shown on YouTube. He was reportedly shot in the chest by the Shabiha ( thugs ) of the regime

Update 2 Blaming security forces for Wehbeh’s killing in Douma suburb, Rami Abdel Rahman, head of Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said: “A security man dressed in civilian clothes got out from a military vehicle and entered Wehbeh’s clinic and fired at his head and several parts of his body.”

The Britain-based watchdog condemned the assassination strongly, saying that what happened to Wehbeh is “a sign of weakness of the Syrian regime, which cannot even tolerate words.”

It also called for the “trial of the killers and those who issued the order for the assassination” of Wehbeh, who has been an anti-regime activist since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011.

Syrian security forces, meanwhile, arrested activist Khansa Mohamed Namora, a mother of two children, on Thursday at October University in the port city of Latakia, the Observatory reported, noting that her whereabouts were unknown.

The watchdog condemned the arrest, saying it “could threaten coexistence in the city of Banias,” the activist’s hometown, and urged authorities “to immediately release her and all prisoners of conscience in Syrian detention centers.”