Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Lebanese Industry Minister Assassinated

Lebanon began three days of mourning on Wednesday for an anti-Syrian cabinet minister whose assassination, blamed by his allies on Damascus, revived fears that factional violence could spiral.

Industry Minister Pierre Gemayel, a Christian, was gunned down as he drove through a Christian suburb of Beirut on Tuesday. He was the sixth anti-Syrian politician to be killed in nearly two years.

The assassination turned Lebanon’s Independence Day on Wednesday into a somber occasion. All festivities, including a military parade, were cancelled.

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