Sun. Sep 19th, 2021

15 years after a massive bombing in Beirut killed Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik Hariri, a man has been found guilty of the assassination by a special UN-backed court.

Mr Hariri was Lebanon’s most prominent Sunni Muslim politician. He had close ties with the United States and with Sunni Gulf Arab states, and was seen as a threat to Iranian and Syrian influence in Lebanon.

At the end of an investigation and trial that lasted 15 years, Salim Ayyash was found guilty of assassinating Hariri.

His three co-defendants were acquitted. All are members of the Iranian-backed Shia militant group Hezbollah — and their whereabouts are unknown

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by middle east editor Jeremy Bowen.

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