Profile MP Walid Eido
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Friday, 15 June 2007

MP Walid Eido
MP Walid Eido

Slain Lebanese MP Walid Eido

(Reuters) - Lebanese anti-Syrian member of parliament Walid Eido was killed on Wednesday after a bomb targeted his car near Beirut's popular seafront in the Sunni Muslim western part of the city.

One of Eido's sons was also killed in the blast in which eight other people were killed and 11 were wounded.

 

 

 

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FACTBOX-Five facts about slain Lebanese MP Walid Eido
13 Jun 2007 17:10:20 GMT
Source: Reuters
 
June 13 (Reuters) - Lebanese anti-Syrian member of parliament Walid Eido was killed on Wednesday after a bomb targeted his car near Beirut's popular seafront in the Sunni Muslim western part of the city.
 
One of Eido's sons was also killed in the blast in which eight other people were killed and 11 were wounded.
Here are five facts about Eido:
 
* Born in 1942 in Beirut, he graduated in 1966 and became a magistrate a year later. In the late 1990s he was north Lebanon's public prosecutor. Eido won a seat in parliamentary elections in 2000 and 2005 and was a member of several parliamentary committees.
 
* Eido was a Sunni Muslim and a member of the majority anti-Syrian parliamentary bloc of Saad al-Hariri, which controls Lebanon's Western-backed government.
 
* He was a vocal opponent of Syrian influence in Lebanon and an ally of former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri before his assassination by a massive car bomb in February 2005.
 
* Eido used to be a member of the Sunni Murabetoun militia during Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war.
 
* He was an avid swimmer and the bomb exploded outside his favourite Beirut beach resort, Sporting Club.

Reuters

 



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