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Geagea's father passes away

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Maarab, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. (The Daily Star/Aldo Ayoub, HO)

BEIRUT: Farid Geagea, father of Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, passed away Tuesday, a statement released by the party said.

The statement added that funeral arrangements will take place on Thursday, June 12 at 5 p.m. at the Saint Saba’s church in Bsharri, north Lebanon.

Condolences will be received before and after the funeral, starting 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. on the same day, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 13 at the hall of the church.

On Saturday and Sunday June 14 and 15 the Lebanese Forces will accept condolences at its headquarters in the Kesrouan village of Maarab, between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt was the first politician to call Geagea to pay respects, the National News Agency reported.

In addition to Jumblat, Geagea received sympathy calls from Speaker Nabih Berri, former Prime Ministers Najib Mikati and Fouad Siniora, Telecommunication Minister Boutros Harb, MPs Hadi Hobeish, Henry Helou,Fadi Karam, Antoine Zahra, Joseph Maalouf and Fares Souaid, as well as from the Lebanese Army General Commander Jean Kahwagi.





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