Al-Jadeed TV office attacked overnight in Beirut

Published July 27th, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
An unknown gunman opened fire on the office of Al Jadeed TV's chairman overnight on July 26, 2016. (Twitter/Al Jadeed)
An unknown gunman opened fire on the office of Al Jadeed TV's chairman overnight on July 26, 2016. (Twitter/Al Jadeed)

Unknown assailants opened gunfire overnight at the office of owner of al-Jadeed TV Tahsin Khayyat in Beirut's Bir Hassan neighborhood, the National News Agency reported on Wednesday.

The agency said that the shooting inflicted material damages on the building where the office is located.

Investigations into the incident were opened, NNA added without giving further details.

Previous threats and threats against the broadcaster have occurred numerous times in the past, including assaults on its headquarters, attacks on the chairman, and a cameraman was killed while reporting near the Syrian border.

Al-Jadeed TV is one of the most-watched news broadcasters in Lebanon and around the Middle East.

Editor's note: This article has been edited from the source material.


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