Place of Birth: Lebanon;
Salim Ayyash is a mid-level operative of the terrorist group Hezbollah, has been given five life jail terms in absentia for the assassination of former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri.
He was also the leader of Hezbollah’s Jaber Force unit. Ayyash was guilty of five charges including conspiracy to commit a terrorist act and intentional homicide with premeditation by using explosive materials.
He was found guilty in August of homicide and committing a terrorist act over the deaths of Hariri and 21 others in the attack on Beirut’s waterfront.
Judges at the Netherlands-based Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) said Salim Ayyash played a central role in the bomb attack in Beirut in 2005 that killed the former Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri.
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