October 21st, 2012
02:40 AM ET

Lebanese official, Syria critic to be buried Sunday

Lebanon's top intelligence official, Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, will be buried Sunday alongside the grave of his mentor, former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

Al-Hassan, a critic of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's rule, was killed in a Beirut car bombing Friday. Some blame the attack on the Syrian government.

His death spurred fears that Syria's civil war could boil over into neighboring Lebanon.

Al-Hassan's funeral procession will begin at 1 p.m. (6 a.m. ET) Sunday. He will be buried in Martyrs' Square in Beirut.

Post by:
Filed under: Lebanon • Syria • World
soundoff (No Responses)

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.