Friday, December 27, 2013

Lebanon’s Former Ambassador to U.S. Killed in Car Bomb Attack

Warren Mass
December 27, 2013

Mohammed Chatah, who served as Lebanon’s Ambassador to the United States from 1997 to 2000, was assassinated on December 27 when a car bomb struck his car in downtown Beirut.

The blast killed five others, including Chatah’s bodyguard, Mohammed Badr. Seventy-one people were also wounded in the attack.

Only an hour before the attack, Chatah posted a tweet about Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based Shiite militant group: “#Hezbollah is pressing hard to be granted similar powers in security & foreign policy matters that Syria exercised in Lebanon for 15 yrs.”

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