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Anti-Regime Syrian Blows Himself Up At Lebanese Border

The military leader of a Syrian anti-government Islamist group blew himself up at the Lebanese border while being pursued by police on Tuesday. Twenty-eight-year-old Omar Hamra was said to have begun firing his pistol at Syrian security officers after having been caught with false documents while trying to cross the border. According to the Syrian news agency SANA, Hamra then detonated an explosive belt he was wearing.