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Ex-ADP chief Ali Eid laid to rest in n.Lebanon

Al-Nahr al-Kabir river flows between Hikr al-Dahiri and Syria, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)

BEIRUT: Founder of Lebanon's Arab Democratic Party Ali Eid was buried in northern Lebanon Saturday, one day after he was reported to have died in unknown circumstances in Syria.

The funeral was held following afternoon prayers at the Shrine of Sheikh Abdullah al-Dahri in the area of Hikr al-Dahiri on the banks of Nahr al-Kabir River, which marks the border between Lebanon and Syria.

The prayers were led by the head of the Alawite Council Sheikh Assad Assi.

Mourners can offer their condolences Sunday and next Friday at Eid's home in the northern city of Tripoli, in the neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen, as well as his house in the Syrian port city of Tartous all next week.

The funeral was attended by Eid's son, Rifaat, who now heads the ADP, and other party officials.

Eid was to reported to have passed away Friday in Tartous at the age of 75.

Ali and Rifaat Eid had fled Lebanon to Syria after Lebanese security forces launched a security plan in June 2014 to end the years of clashes between the neighborhoods of Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabanneh.

They were wanted by the Lebanese judiciary over their alleged involvement in helping a suspect in the 2013 twin Tripoli bombings flee the country.

Badr Eid, Ali Eid's brother, was killed in March 2014 on the highway linking the Akkar towns of Haysa and Kouweikhat.

 

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