International media, including Israeli radio station «Sieves Beth», in the evening of 9 February reported that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was assassinated.
According to these reports, during the funeral Anisa Mahluf, the mother of Bashar al-Assad, the funeral procession was shelled from mortars.
Radio station Shems FM reported that in the district of Kardaha in the direction of Assad’s motorcade had been released at least five mortar shells and grad rockets. As a result of bombardment there are victims. However, President Bashar al-Assad was not injured.
Note that foreign media refer to an unnamed Russian sources that, in turn, received information from one of the opposition groups.