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January 25, 2002
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A former head of the militia behind the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre was killed in an explosion in Beirut. Israel Radio reported that Elie Hobeika was killed Thursday when a bomb exploded in his car. An anti-Syrian group calling itself “Lebanese For a Free and Independent Lebanon” claimed responsibility, saying Hobeika was a Syrian agent who had betrayed his homeland.

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