Massoud Achkar

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Massoud "Poussy" Achkar (1956 – 11 January 2021) was a Lebanese independent politician. He was a close advisor to President Bashir Gemayel.

Achkar was the co-founder the Lebanese Forces party. He was known as "Poussy". He was in charge of military operations in Achrafieh[1] between 1975 and 1986,[2] the 2009 Lebanese general election[3] and the 2018 parliamentary elections.

Achkar died on 11 January 2021 in Beirut from COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Lebanon, aged 64.[4]

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  1. Alain Ménargues (2004). Les secrets de la guerre au Liban: du coup d'Etat de Bachir Gémayel aux massacres des camps palestiniens. Albin Michel. p. 281. ISBN 978-2-226-12127-1.
  2. Libnanews, Newsdesk. "Liban/Coronavirus: le héros d'Achrafieh Massoud el-Achkar dans un état grave". libnanews.com (in French). Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  3. L'Orient Le Jour. Massoud Achkar : L’armée est capable d’assurer la sécurité sur tout le territoire Archived 2019-02-17 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Massoud Achkar n'est plus, Achrafieh pleure un de ses héros" (in French). L'Orient-Le Jour. 11 January 2021. Retrieved 11 January 2021.