Hezbollah commander Hassan al-Laqees assassinated outside his Beirut home

By Liz Sly, Loveday Morris, December 4, 2013

BEIRUT — A senior Hezbollah commander was gunned down outside his home, the Lebanese Shiite group reported Wednesday, marking a further escalation in a shadowy series of attacks and bombings that risk drawing Lebanon deeper into the region’s simmering sectarian strife.

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