Suspect in Beirut Bombings Dead in Syria Operation

Forensic inspectors examine the site of the two explosions that occured on Thursday in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

BEIRUT, Nov 26 (Reuters) – An operation in Syria launched by the Syrian army and Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia killed a person involved in the logistics of a twin suicide bomb attack in southern Beirut earlier this month, the Hezbollah-run al-Manar television channel said on Thursday.

The operation killed the person “responsible for transporting the two Borj al-Barajneh suicide bombers”, the channel said in a news flash. It gave no further details.

Islamic State claimed the Nov. 12 explosions which targeted a crowded residential district in Beirut’s southern suburbs, which are dominated by Hezbollah. The Shi’ite movement has been supporting President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian civil.

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