Suleiman al-Chidiac

Beats Covered:
Local or Foreign:

Al-Chidiac, who headed a Fatqa
transmission facility for the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation (LBC), was
killed during Israeli air attacks on television transmitters and telephone
towers in north Lebanon, according to news reports and CPJ interviews. The
airstrikes came during the 34-day conflict between
Israeli forces and the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah. Israeli forces targeted media
infrastructure during their offensive, which had been sparked by a cross-border
Hezbollah raid. Guerrillas had abducted two
Israeli soldiers and killed eight near the Lebanese-Israeli border.