Tag: beirut

11 Arrested in Beirut Bombings [VIDEO]

Lebanon officials said Sunday they had arrested 11 people in connection to the Beirut bombings last week that left 44 people dead. Speaking at a news conference, Interior Minister Nuhad Mashnuq said those arrested included β€œseven Syrians and two Lebanese, one of them a [would-be] suicide bomber and the other a trafficker who smuggled them…

Beirut bomb kills anti-Assad Lebanese former minister

Former Lebanese minister Mohammed Shattah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in an explosion that targeted his convoy in Beirut on Friday along with at least four other people, security sources said. Photo: The blanket-covered body of former Finance minister Mohammad Chattah next to the wreckage of his car in downtown Beirut, Friday.…

Israel Killed Hezbollah commander Hassan al-Laqis in Beirut

A senior commander for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was gunned down Wednesday outside his home in southern Beirut, security officials said. Hezbollah blamed Israel for the killing, something an official there quickly denied. Hezbollah immediately announced the death of Hassan al-Laqis and described him as one of the founding members of the group, suggesting…