Wissam al-Hassan

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Troops Quell Lebanon Protests

FBI to send team to help investigate assassination

(Newser) - Calm returned to the streets of Lebanon's capital today, a day after troops launched a major security operation to quell fighting touched off by the assassination of a top anti-Syrian intelligence chief. The country's police chief last night released details of the investigation into the killing of Brig.... More »

Lebanese Protesters Riot at Funeral for Slain Official

Beirut unrest escalates amid funeral of intel chief

(Newser) - Lebanese soldiers have fired machine guns and rifles into the air and lobbed volleys of tear gas at hundreds of angry protesters who are trying to storm the Lebanese government headquarters in Beirut. The chaotic scene in Lebanon's capital today comes in the midst of a funeral for a... More »

Lebanon on Edge After Car Bomb Linked to Syria

Gunmen walk the streets amid flaming roadblocks

(Newser) - Lebanese protesters erected flaming roadblocks and gunmen roamed the streets today in a city on edge after the assassination of a top security official in a powerful car bomb the prime minister linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria. The crisis raised a terrifying specter for Lebanese who fear... More »

Major Official Assassinated in Lebanon Blast

Maj. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan's death 'a big, big, big event': adviser to PM

(Newser) - At least eight people were killed in a massive car bombing in Beirut today, including renowned intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Wissam a-Hassan, a central figure in Lebanese politics. Hassan was famous for uncovering Hezbollah's role in the assassination of former prime minister Rafiq al-Hariri, father of the current Sunni... More »

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