A day of national mourning has been declared for the funerals of Walid Eido – an anti-Syrian member of the Lebanese Parliament – his son and nine others, who were killed in a bomb blast in Beirut yesterday. Mr. Eido’s allies blamed the bombing on Syria and said it was in response to the establishment of a UN court to try suspects in political killings. Syria has not commented on the attack. The Sunni Muslim legislator was the seventh anti-Syrian figure to be assassinated since February 2005 when former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri was killed in a suicide truck bombing.
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Anti-Syrian politician Walid Eido and his son were killed in the bomb blast.
His assasination has caused Beyrut to fall in psycosis. From Le Monde.
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Sixty-five-year-old Lebanese MP Walid Eido, his eldest son Khaled, and eight others were killed in a bomb blast near his Beirut beach club that the ruling majority in Parliament blamed on Syria.
“There has been a clear pattern of assassinations and attempted assassinations in Lebanon since October 2004,” Mr Bush said in a statement.
“Those working for a sovereign and democratic Lebanon have always been the ones targeted.
“The victims have always been those who sought an end to Syrian President Assad’s interference in Lebanon’s internal affairs.” (ABC).
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