Murder And Turmoil

MAHMOUD TAWIL / AP

Hawi's mourners fear more assassinations

The Lebanese elections that ended on June 19 were supposed to herald a new era of independence from Syrian control. But the killing of another prominent anti-Syrian figure has overshadowed the opposition's success in securing a majority in the new parliament. George Hawi, a former secretary-general of the Communist Party and a critic of Syria's domination of Lebanon, died when a bomb exploded beneath his Mercedes in a busy Beirut street. Hawi was the second anti-Syrian activist to die in June, and many in Lebanon blame the murders on Syria and its allies in the Lebanese intelligence services, though Syria denies...

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