Syria

Gunmen Kill Pro-Assad Political Analyst in Coastal Lebanon Town

Opposition forces blamed

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Security officials and Syrian state media say a Syrian political analyst known to back President Bashar al-Assad has been assassinated in Lebanon.

Gunmen killed Mohammad Darra Jamo early Wednesday outside his home in the southern coastal town of Sarafand.

The state-run SANA news agency blamed "armed terrorists" for killing Jamo, who often appeared as a commentator on Arab television channels.  Assad's government often uses the term terrorist to describe opposition forces.