For the Global Thinker

Monday, February 15, 2010

Mossad Assasination in Dubai Hotel

DUBAI (Al Arabiya)

Dubai will issue arrest warrants for 11 foreign agents suspected of involvement in the the assassination of a top Hamas military commander in his hotel room in Dubai on Jan. 20, the police chief said on Monday.

Dubai's government confirmed al-Mabhouh was found dead in a hotel room a day after entering the Gulf city. It said in a statement that initial investigations show the crime was likely committed by a "professional criminal gang" and that the suspects left the country before the body was discovered. Police said that the killers used an electronic device to enter Mabhouh's room and lay in wait for him.

"He was strangled after receiving an electric shock," Police said on Monday.

Dubai has for years been known as a low-risk hideaway for disgraced politicians and deposed foreign leaders, but that image was shattered last March, when Chechnya's Sulim Yamadayev — a former rebel in the republic's long conflict with Russia who switched sides but then fell out with the territory's pro-Moscow leader — was shot dead in a Dubai underground parking lot.

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