Syrian commentator Jamo assassinated in Lebanon

Mohammad Darra Jamo, a commentator who worked for Syrian state media and often appeared on Arab TV channels, was attacked by gunmen.

Syrian commentator Jamo assassinated in Lebanon

World Bulletin / News Desk

Gunmen assassinated a well-known supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Lebanon early on Wednesday, security sources said.

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.

His wife was with him but not harmed, they added.

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.

Lebanon, whose own 15-year civil war ended in 1990, is struggling to stay on the sidelines of Syria's conflict. Car bombs and clashes between groups supporting opposite sides of Syria's war have become increasingly common.

Syria's civil war started with pro-democracy protests that were suppressed by government forces. An ensuing civil war has killed 90,000 and drawn in regional powers hoping the sway the outcome of the conflict.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Temmuz 2013, 18:17
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