Not since the disappearance of Iran’s Brigadier General Al-Reza Asgari in Turkey in 2007, has a political departure puzzled the Middle East like that of Syria’s Jihad Makdissi, the former foreign ministry spokesperson of the Assad government. He disappeared after leaving his position last December.
The mystery of Makdissi’s whereabouts got a boost in the last few days after U.S. envoy to Syria Robert Ford told CNN that the former Syrian official “has fled to the U.S. as a refugee,” only to be contradicted by the State Department hours later reiterating that “Makdissi is not in the United States and Ambassador Ford misspoke.”
There is a strong possibility that Makdissi will eventually speak out. Those who know the former official, speak of an ambitious character