Militants assassinate pro-Assad supporter in Lebanon

By REUTERS
July 17, 2013 09:31

BEIRUT - Militants assassinated a well-known supporter of Syrian President Bashar Assad in Lebanon early on Wednesday, security sources said, the latest sign of Syria's civil war spreading to its smaller neighbor.

Mohammad Darra Jamo, a commentator who worked for Syrian state media and often appeared on Arab TV channels, was attacked by gunmen hiding in his house in the southern town of Sarafand, the sources said.

Syrian state news agency SANA blamed an "armed terrorist group" for the killing which took place at around 2 a.m. (2300 GMT Monday). Lebanese security source said supporters of the Syrian rebel opposition were top suspects.


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