This revelation comes after Syrian official news agency SANA reported on Thursday that Maj. Gen.Jamaa died while “fulfilling national duties of defending Syria” in the eastern province of Dair Alzour .
Jamaa was said to have been a powerful figure in Lebanon in the later stages of Syria’s almost three-decade occupation of the neighboring nation. The Syrian general was reportedly interrogated by the former chief UN investigator Judge Detlev Mehlis as a suspect in former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri’s assassination.
Syrian troops pulled out of Lebanon in April 2005 amid outrage following Hariri’s assassination.
With the assassination of General Jaamaa , the Syrian regime is reportedly trying to liquidate those in involved in Hariri’s assassination cover up Syrian involvement in the murder. Ghazi Kanaan, Another general who was a suspect in Hariri’s assassination was reportedly also shot in the head by the Syrian regime in October 2005.
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