Assad blamed for Beirut blast

2012-10-19 22:13
Bashar Assad (Picture: AFP)

Bashar Assad (Picture: AFP)

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Beirut - Two of Lebanon's top anti-Damascus political leaders accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of assassinating a top Lebanese security official in a car bomb attack on Friday in Beirut.

"We accuse Bashar Assad of the assassination of Wissam al-Hassam, the guarantor of the security of the Lebanese," former prime minister and opposition chief Saad Hariri told a Lebanese TV station.

Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, a longtime critic of Damascus, said: "I openly accuse Bashar Assad and his regime of killing Wissam al-Hassan."

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