Syrian worker killed in Lebanon in "revenge for Yabrud"

Published Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A body of a Syrian worker stabbed to death was found in a building under construction just East of Beirut Tuesday morning, Lebanon's state news agency reported.

Ali Moussa Harmoush's killers used his blood to write “in revenge for Yabrud and Syria” on the wall next to his corpse, two days after the Syrian army and Hezbollah forces captured the town of Yabrud, near Lebanon's eastern border.

The loss of the strategic city served as a major blow to Syrian rebels, who fled west towards Lebanon after their defeat.

Lebanon's Internal Security Forces (ISF) said it was gathering forensic evidence to investigate the killing, which took place next to the Lebanese University’s Media and Journalism School.

Police said they had tightened security around the campus following the discovery.

Harmoush was a construction worker in the building where he was killed.

(Al-Akhbar)

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