Lebanon News

Lebanese Politicians Pay Hommage to Slain General

A mournful farewell to a top general slain in a car bombing turned Friday into a rallying point for calls for Lebanon's deeply divided politicians to agree on a new president and end the country's worsening political crisis. The assassination two days ago of Maj. Gen. Francois Hajj, the first military figure to be killed by a string of attacks since 2005, shook a Lebanese public accustomed to death but unprepared for an assault on the army _ seen as the sole institution holding the country together.

Politicians from the country's feuding factions seized on that emotion Friday, stood together at the Harissa Basilica to bid the general a farewell worthy of a hero.

 

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