LEBANON: Syriac Maronite photojournalist Joseph Bejjani assassinated by unidentified gunmen in Kahhaleh

KAHHALEH, Lebanon — Two unidentified gunmen assassinated Syriac Maronite photojournalist Joseph Bejjani with a suppressed pistol while he was on his way to pick up his children on Monday morning in the town of Kahhaleh, Lebanon.

Bejjani used to work in a telecommunications company and as a photographer. As a photographer, he frequently worked with the Lebanese security forces, Lebanese Army leadership, and the UN.

A surveillance camera took video that showed the two perpetrators searching the victim’s car after committing their crime.

According to Al-Hadath TV, ten unknown men were seen wearing workers’ uniforms carrying equipment at the location of the assassination shortly before the murder.

Sources told

Al-Hadath that Bejjani’s assassination was suspected to be involved with his part in documenting evidence with the U.S. and French investigators about the August Beirut port explosion.

The assassination of Bejjani comes only weeks after the assassination of retired Lt. Col. Munir Abu Rajeli in Qartaba.