Rafik Al-Hariri Killed in Bomb Attack

In what has been described as the biggest blast since the dark days of the Lebanese civil war…

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Al-Hariri has been killed in an apparent large-scale bomb attack on his motorcade in Beirut, a bodyguard and officials at the American University of Beirut hospital told CNN.

Hariri, 60, a multi-billionaire businessman who resigned from government last October, recently joined calls by the opposition for Syria to quit Lebanon in the run-up to general elections in May, Reuters reported.

Hariri served as prime minister from 1992-98 and again from 2000 until his resignation after parliament amended the Lebanese constitution to extend Syrian-backed President Emile Lahoud’s term by three years. Lahoud had been set to leave office last November.

[Source: CNN]

It’s really a shame for something like this to happen and break the peace.

I am no expert in Lebanese affairs, but from what I do know, i believe Rafik Al-Hariri did a lot of great things for Lebanon and it’s economy.
I think his death is a really big loss for the country.

May his soul rest in peace…

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