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Hezbollah suspect in Harb case killed in Syria: reports

Minister Boutros Harb speaks during a meeting in Beirut, Monday, May 19, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)

BEIRUT: A Hezbollah suspect indicted in the attempted assassination of Telecom Minister Boutros Harb was killed in Syria, media reports said.

The reports said Mahmoud Hayek, wanted by the Lebanese authorities, was killed while fighting alongside Assad regime troops in war-torn Syria.

Harb told a local television channel that he had not received official information confirming Hayek’s death.

Hayek, who hails from the Nabatieh village of Adchit, was indicted in February 2013 for attempting to kill Harb, but his whereabouts remained unknown.

He was also charged with carrying out acts of terror after planting a bomb in the elevator of the building that houses Harb’s office in Beirut's Badaro neighborhood.

Hezbollah refused to hand over Hayek after he was implicated in the case.

 

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