3 sniper bullets found at Geagea’s residence


Judicial police forensics returned on Friday to the residence of Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea at Maarab and re-inspected the scene of the failed assassination attempt against him. They found three sniper bullets fired by the attackers, National News Agency (NNA)reported on Friday.

According to NNA the discovery allowed the forensics to determine that three shots were fired at the residence.

“One was found at a height of 1.5 meters and the others at a height of one meter from the ground,” according to NNA

Geagea miraculously survived an assassination attempt last week when he was shot at by “snipers” as he was walking with bodyguards outside his residence in Maarab. The bullets reportedly left holes in the wall of his house.

Geagea told al Arabiya yesterday the attack was the work of a very professional organization and not the work of individuals , but did not name the organization adding , “according to preliminary investigations at least six people are estimated to have taken part in the attack”.

Geagea said the rival camp ( Hezbollah -led March 8 ) and its regional backers ( Iran and Syria) “has an interest” in eliminating him from the political scene adding that his “attempt to put the Christians at the heart of the Arab Spring ( specially in Syria) is an additional factor in the assassination attempt” he survived last week.