Syria's Bloody Civil War Spreads to Beirut


General Wissam al-Hassan, a senior anti-Syrian intelligence official, was assassinated in a daytime car bombing Oct. 19 in a predominantly Christian neighborhood of Beirut. The attack killed several others and left dozens wounded and homeless. Two days later, the general was laid to rest in central Beirut. The grave site was historic: he was buried next to another victim of assassination--his former boss, ex--Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, who died in a massive daytime car bombing in 2005 that left more than 20 people dead and hundreds wounded. Many of the mourners...

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