Hezbollah terrorist convicted in 2005 Hariri bombing sentenced to five life terms

2005 Hariri bombing

The U.N.-backed Lebanon Tribunal on Friday convicted a Hezbollah member convicted of plotting to kill former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in a 2005 bombing to five terms of life imprisonment.

Salim Jamil Ayyash was found guilty in August of homicide and committing a terrorist act over Hariri’s deaths and 21 others. His trial was conducted in absentia, and Ayyash remains at large.

The five life terms are to be served concurrently.

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