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Sheikh gunned down in Sidon refugee camp

The Lebanese army checks vehicles entering Ain el-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp on Saturday, March 31, 2012. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

SIDON, Lebanon: A Sunni sheikh was gunned down in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh in the coastal city of Sidon Wednesday, a security source told The Daily Star.

The preacher is in critical condition, the source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said.

Masked gunmen shot Sheikh Arsan Suleiman, a member of the Charity and Islamic Projects Foundation, in the neighborhood of Ras al-Ahmar and fled the scene.

Suleiman is a relative of former Fatah official Mahmoud Issa, better known as “Lino,” who has been the target of several assassination attempts inside the camp.

 

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