Wife of Syrian journalist indicted in his killing

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Associated Press

Posted on July 30, 2013 at 10:05 AM

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state-run National News Agency says a prosecutor has indicted the wife of a Syrian journalist along with two of her relatives in the killing of her husband.

Mohammed Darrar Jammo, who spoke out stridently in favor of President Bashar Assad, was shot dead on July 17 in the southern Lebanese town of Sarafand. Authorities said gunmen raided his apartment and shot Jammo almost 30 times.

Syria's civil war has set off political and sectarian tensions in neighboring Lebanon. It was initially thought the killing was part of that. But Tuesday, the Lebanese news agency reported Jammo's wife Siham Younes and her brother and nephew had been arrested. The three face a possible death sentence.

Officials said Jammo and his wife fought before his death.

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