Lebanon News

Sunni sheikh dies of wounds in Sidon shooting

Tarek Mansour, the bodyguard of Sunni Sheikh Arsan Sleiman, carries his bloodstained turban at the Hammoud Hospital in Sidon, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)

BEIRUT: A Sunni Sheikh who was taken to hospital last week after being shot in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh has died of his wounds, security sources said Tuesday.

It said Sheikh Arsan Sleiman, an official in the Association of Islamic Charitable Projects, succumbed at Hammoud hospital in the southern city of Sidon.

Sleiman was shot Wednesday as he was leaving a memorial service for Tarek Safadi, an aid worker who died in the crossfire during clashes at the Mieh Mieh camp on the outskirts of Sidon Monday.





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