Lebanon News

Body found in abandoned Beirut mansion

BEIRUT: A man's bullet-riddled body was discovered Wednesday in the abandoned mansion of late Prime Minister Takieddine Solh in the Beirut neighborhood of Clemenceau, security sources said.

The sources told The Daily Star police found the body of Mohammad Shirri, 59, during a search operation.

They said Shirri went missing on April 6.

A police investigation led to the discovery of the killer, identified as Liwaa Khatib, a Syrian national, the sources added.

They said Khatib confessed to the crime, which he said had committed after his relationship with Shirri deteriorated.





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