Syrian Interior Minister Leaves Beirut after One-Week Medical Treatment
[An Nahar] Syrian Interior Minister Mohammed al-Shaar on Wednesday left for Damascus
...Capital of the last remaining Baathist regime in the world...
via the Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport aboard a private jet, after spending one week at the American University of Beirut Medical Center for treatment of wounds he sustained in a suicide kaboom on the interior ministry, Leb's National News Agency reported.
"Shaar left hospital on Wednesday afternoon," Turkey's state-run Anatolia news agency quoted medical sources at AUBMC as saying.
It was not clear if Shaar's treatment was completed or if he left because of political pressure.
Shaar was maimed in a deadly attack on December 12 on the Syrian interior ministry in Damascus. The attack was claimed the next day by the jihadist al-Nusra Front.
"His condition is stable and he was able to talk to the people who received him at the airport," a Lebanese minister told Agence La Belle France Presse last Wednesday.
According to a security source, Shaar was lightly maimed on the shoulder when his office ceiling collapsed.
Shaar also escaped another deadly attack on July 18, when four top regime officials were killed in Damascus, among them Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
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...For centuries, Aleppo was Greater Syria's largest city and the Ottoman Empire's third, after Constantinople and Cairo. Although relatively close to Damascus in distance, Aleppans regard Damascenes as country cousins...
's brother-in-law Assef Shawkat.
A Lebanese lawyer said he filed a lawsuit on Monday against Shaar, accusing him of having ordered hundreds of killings in the northern city of Tripoli
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Shortly after he arrived in Beirut for treatment last week, anti-Syrian politicians, including politicians Jamal al-Jarrah and Mohammed Kabbara, called for Shaar's arrest.
Posted by: Fred 2012-12-27