Lebanon News

South Lebanon prosecutor succumbs to cancer

Samih al-Hajj, third left, watches as police from the drug enforcement section prepare to burn confiscated drugs outside the police headquarters in the southern city of Sidon, Lebanon, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. (THE DAILY STAR/Mohammed Zaatari)

BEIRUT: South Lebanon Prosecutor Judge Samih al-Hajj passed away early Friday, after being diagnosed with lung cancer a month and a half ago, a judicial source told The Daily Star.

His funeral is set to be held Friday at 5 p.m. in the Chouf town of Al-Wardanieh.





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