Car Used in Gemayel's Killing Busted in North Lebanon
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Friday, 29 June 2007

Sheikh Gemayel's Car
Sheikh Gemayel's Car

Security forces confiscated a car believed to have been used in the assassination of anti-Syrian legislator Sheikh Pierre Gemayel seven months ago, a reliable source told Naharnet.

The source speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Japanese-made Honda vehicle, which is believed to have been used in Gemayel's assassination on Nov. 21, was busted in north Lebanon.

"We have evidence, solid enough to make us believe it is one of the cars used by the assassins" who gunned down Gemayel in Beirut's northeastern suburb of new Jdaideh.

However, he said "further laboratory tests to be conducted abroad will provide the definite answer."

The source refused to disclose further details.

Gemayel was a prominent member of the anti-Syrian March 14 majority alliance that backs Premier Fouad Saniora's government.

His killing, as well as that of legislator Walid Eido earlier this month, had been blamed by the Saniora government on Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime. Damascus has denied the charges. 

Beirut, 29 Jun 07, 19:23