IDAL vice-chairman’s death: Assassination or stray bullet?


The vice chairman of the government run Investment Development Authority for Lebanon (IDAL) Board of Directors, Haoulou Tleiss, “was killed by a bullet that pierced his head … while he was driving his car in Verdun, Beirut,” An-Nahar quoted the preliminary investigation into Tleiss’ death.

“Preliminary investigation shows that [Tleiss] was killed by a bullet before his car hit a tree on Wednesday night … A bullet broke through the car’s top…but it has not been clear yet whether the bullet was a stray bullet or an intended assassination by a sniper,” the report said.

Previous media reports said that Tleiss died in a car accident.

He was due to be married this weekend, a source close to Tleiss said.