Hbous is a leading Alawite figure and served as MP from 1996-2004.
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Former Tripoli MP Ahmad Hbous is in critical condition after accidentally shooting himself in the head while cleaning his gun Wednesday, police and medical sources said.A source at the hospital earlier said that Hbous, 73, had died during surgery, but this turned out to be false. Hbous was first elected to Parliament in 1996 to represent the Alawite seat in Tripoli.Omran showed up at the hospital Wednesday but was turned away by Hbous' family, sources said. Hbous' daughter Sherine is married to Richard Haykel, director of the Albert Haykel Hospital.
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