Gunmen Open Fire at al-Jadeed Building


Unknown assailants opened fire at dawn Saturday at al-Jadeed television building in Beirut, the state-run National News Agency reported.

NNA said the incident took place around 2:30 am.

Forensic experts inspected the location of the shooting and the TV station is waiting for the results of the investigation, the agency added.

The attack happened hours after the station was cleared of charges of contempt for publishing details of witnesses in the trial of the alleged killers of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

The Hague-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon also on Friday cleared al-Jadeed's deputy chief editor, Karma Khayat, of one charge of contempt, but found her guilty of obstruction of justice for failing to remove the broadcast from the TV's website and social media as ordered.