Now Reuters reports from opposition and diplomatic sources that Bashar al-Assad is indeed in Latakia, “directing a response to the assassination of three of his top lieutenants.” That should be five dead and three more wounded so far, not including Bashar himself. But there is more: rumours have it that Maher al-Assad is dying! Also that his Rep. Guard Dep. Mohsen Hilal already died. This may not have been at the national security meeting, as 5 explosions from the 4th Division HQ have been reported as well.