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Bomb kills George Hawi in Beirut.

Mark Dameli | 21.06.2005 14:59 | Anti-militarism | Cambridge | London

An anti-Syrian politician was killed on Tuesday when a bomb ripped through his car in Beirut, witnesses and security sources said.

George hawi
George hawi

They said George Hawi, former leader of the Lebanese Communist Party, died instantly in the blast in the Wata Musaitbi neighborhood of Beirut.

It was the second killing of an anti-Syrian figure in Beirut this month. Newspaper columnist Samir Kassir was killed on June 2 when a similar explosion destroyed his car.

Hawi's killing came two days after the end of Lebanon's parliamentary elections which were won by an Ex-pro-Syrian alliance led by Saad al-Hariri, son of a slain former prime minister.

Mark Dameli