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Wednesday, February 13, 2008 

BOMB IN DAMASCUS

A senior Hizbollah commander has been killed in a bomb blast in Damascus.

His name was Imad Moughniyah.

It happened in Kafar Sousseh in the west of the city.

Police quickly removed the car and the body.

Witnesses say it bore the hallmarks of the car bombs which have hit Lebanon in the past three years.

The attack comes just hours before anti-Syrians prepare to demonstrate in Beirut, to mark the third anniversary of the death of Rafiq Al-Hariri. Anti-Syrian leader Walid Junblatt recently threatened to increase the violence, and openly criticised Hizbollah for the first time.

Hizbollah, though, has accused Israel.

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