Mohammad Dirar Jammo, a Syrian pro-regime advocate, was assassinated outside of his house in south Lebanon on 17 July, according to state-run Syrian Arab News Agency. He was a well-known political analyst, as well as a member of the Syrian Baath Party.

Several suspects have been arrested by Lebanese security forces and are currently detained.

It is the latest incident of Syria’s civil war spilling over into Lebanon, which is experiencing political deadlock while divisions between its groups are increasingly deepening and alliances have been shaky as a result of regional tensions.