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Hezbollah hands over alleged UN peacekeeper murderer

Hezbollah of Lebanon has handed over a man alleged of killing an Irish United Nations peacekeeper soldier murderer.

According to media officials, “The main shooter has been arrested by security forces after Hezbollah handed him over hours ago.”

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It is not yet clear whether the suspected person is part of the group or not.

23-year-old Private Sean Rooney was killed on December 14 when their UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) vehicle was attacked near Al-Aqbiya, an enclave of the Iran-backed community in the country’s south.

According to media reports, Hezbollah is also working collaboratively in the probe led by Lebanese military intelligence.

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According to the official, preliminary investigations are nearly finished.

Earlier this week, a judicial official stated that Lebanese investigators had recognized perpetrators in the attack adding that at least two shooters had been identified.

Officials further added that according to preliminary findings a car carrying armed men followed the UNIFIL vehicle they also called the attack premeditated.

Whereas, Hezbollah had also consistently denied participation in the incident and its security chief Wafic Safa had described the killing as unintentional.


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