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Lebanese officials shot dead in attack on minister's convoy
Two aides to Lebanese minister killed in shooting incident
Published in Daily News Egypt on 01 - 07 - 2019

Two government officials died on Sunday in an assassination attempt on the Lebanese Government Minister Saleh Al-Gharib, local media reported.
Al-Gharib's convoy came under fire as it passed through the mountainous village of Kabrshmoun, near the capital, Beirut.
The minister, who escaped unharmed, said the incident appeared to have been aimed at increasing tension in the Mount Lebanon area.
Al-Gharib, a minister of state for refugee affairs and a member of the Druze ethnic group, said the incident had been “an armed ambush and a clear assassination attempt.”
However, the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) said the shooting started after Al-Gharib's guards opened fire “randomly” at a group of people who were blocking the road.
The shooting took place after supporters of the PSP — led by another Druze politican, Walid Jumblatt —gathered to close roads and stop a visit to the area by Foreign Minister, Gebran Bassil, a party colleague of Al-Gharib's.
According to Lebanon's Naharnet online news site, Lebanese Democratic Party sources said the assassination attempt was aimed at Bassil. The sources said the gunmen did not know the convoy belonged to Al-Gharib in the first place.
The Druze — who make up a large part of the population in the Aalay district where the incident took place — follow an offshoot of Shiite Islam, but are bitterly divided over the war in neighbouring Syria. Some, including Al-Gharib, support the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while others are opposed to the administration in Damascus.
Some of the worst fighting during Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil took place in the Mount Lebanon area, where tensions remain high decades later.
Lebanese Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, called security chiefs and officials from rival parties, urging them to restore calm after the incident.
Since January, Lebanon has been governed by a national unity cabinet which includes Al-Gharib's Free Patriotic Movement and the PSP, as well as other parties from across the political divide.


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