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      Archive: 12/4/2013
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        12/4/2013, Tevet 1, 5774

      Syria Insists Israel Behind Terrorist Assassination


      Syrian government officials insisted Israel was behind the assassination of a Hezbollah terrorist leader despite a Sunni Muslim group from Lebanon claiming responsibility. "The Zionist enemy is responsible for the terrorist act in Beirut and bears full responsibility for the shameful and despicable crime," a Syrian statement read. 

      The Free People of Sunnah Brigade assumed responsibility for the assassination of senior Hezbollah leader Hassan Hawlo al-Lakiss in Beirut. Hezbollah is also responsible for numerous deadly terrorist actions against Lebanese civilians as well as the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri. Syria is a stanch supporter of Hezbollah.