The death of Assef Shawkat could be a game changer. Not only because he's Assad's brother-in-law... but because he was responsible for security enforcement by murder. Reportedly, he was the main military general coordinating with Iranian Qud's Force commander Qassem Sulimani, which included military tactics against the opposition. Assef Shawkat was also originally implicated in the Hariri assassination. He was responsible for numerous extra-judicial killings of Lebanese officials from 2005 thru 2008. Shawkat was the espionage henchman for Assad and his regime. If anyone deserves death... this animal should be the first to go.
UN announces Libya unity government; sides must agree on leadership (AP)