Lebanese army says Syria rebels did not kill Assad supporter

July 19, 2013 12:55

BEIRUT - The killing of a well-known supporter of Syrian President Bashar Assad in Lebanon this week was the result of a marital dispute and not politically motivated as previously reported, a security source and the army said on Friday.

Mohammad Darra Jamo was a commentator who worked for Syrian state media and often appeared on Arab TV channels to defend Assad's fight against a two-year revolt seeking to topple him.He was shot dead on Wednesday in the southern Lebanese town of Safarand and supporters of the Syrian opposition were immediately the top suspects.

The Lebanese army said the killers had been detained and their weapons seized, and evidence so far has implicated Jamo's wife, not Syrian rebels.

"It became clear from initial investigations that there are no political motives behind the attack," it said in a statement.

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