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        10/21/2012, Cheshvan 5, 5773

      Lebanese Intel-Chief Funeral: Show of Opposition Force


      Thousands attended the funeral, Sunday, of Lebanese intelligence chief Wissam Al-Hassan, who was killed, Friday, in a car bombing that took also the life of his bodyguard, Ahmad Sahyoun, and six others, and wounded 96. He was buried next to former prime minister Rafiq Al-Hariri, who was killed in a 2005 car bombing.

      The funeral became a show of force of the March 14th Coalition, which opposes the government and its Hizbullah faction. Hizbullah was blamed for the blast, as was Syria, which denied the allegations, saying they did not make sense, given Al-Hassan's breakup of 30 Mossad spy rings. Iran blamed Israel for the explosion.