Lebanese bomber killed in Syria rocket attack

Lebanese bomber killed in Syria rocket attack
Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:31:32

A Lebanese terrorist widely suspected of involvement in recent car bomb attacks in southern Beirut has been reported killed in a rocket attack at a Lebanon-Syria border area.

Omar al-Atrash, who has allegedly carried out the recent deadly blasts in the town of Dahiyeh was killed along with two aids in the Syrian border region of Nehmat, Al-Manar news website reported Saturday.

According to the report, the three were killed when their vehicle was targeted by a rocket.

The other two individuals accompanying al-Atrash were identified as Ziad al-Atrash and Samer Houjairi.

Meanwhile, a delegation from the town of Arsal headed to the site of the incident to positively identify the corpses and confirm their deaths.

Al-Atrash is believed to be the terrorist that carried out Bir al-Abed and Ruwais bombings that killed Lebanese Army soldiers in Arsal. He is further suspected to have planned further rocket attacks against Beirut’s southern suburb of Dahiyeh.

The deadly explosions killed at least 22 people and wounded 325 others.

Atrash has been also blamed for planning two rocket attacks in May in the Beirut suburb of Shiyah which wounded four people.

In July, Caretaker Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn said Atrash was behind an attack on an army checkpoint in Arsal that killed three soldiers. Breidi was also suspected of involvement.


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