Take this for what its worth as it is presented strictly as caveat emptor.
This from al-Arabiya on Thursday:
The US, Britain and France have demanded the names of the pilots who carried out the recent chemical attack in Syria.
Their request came as part of the draft resolution, which they submitted on Wednesday during an emergency session at the UN Security Council.
The draft resolution calls for a full investigation into the attack in the early hours of Tuesday in the town of Khan Sheikhoun. At least 72 people were killed in the strike and dozens more were injured.
Syrian Pilot Mohammed al-Hasouri, who took off in his jet from the Shayrat military airport on Tuesday morning, may have not thought that his name may be internationally listed and he will be pursued.
Sources from the Middle East are reported that this al-Hasouri was praised last week for leading the chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun
Among the ppl honored was Brig Gen Mohammad Hasoury, who -a at least to 2 Assad MPs- flew the SU that struck Khan Sheikhoun pic.twitter.com/ynmsYNdTQK
— S. Rifai (@THE_47th) April 10, 2017
Now, it seems, he had an unfortunate accident on his way to work
Breaking: the pilot Gen Mhmd Hasoury who made the chemical massacre in Khan Shaikhoun had been killed today by a bomb blast under his car pic.twitter.com/gxiPbvW2cg
— Asaad Hanna (@AsaadHannaa) April 9, 2017
— Israel News Online (@IsraelNewsOrg) April 9, 2017
(Don’t read anything into the source of this tweet, it is just one of hundreds, many in Arabic.)
At this stage, it is a story flying around on Twitter. It may or may not turn out to be true. If it does turn out to be true, the main suspects have to be the Assad regime and the Russians.