Syrian interior minister leaves Beirut hospital

Syria's interior minister, wounded in a Damascus bombing, headed home on a private jet Wednesday after treatment in Beirut, airport officials said, despite calls from some Lebanese to put him on trial for Syrian actions in their country.


Mohammed al-Shaar's departure coincided with the defection of the commander of Syria's military police. Officials at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport said al-Shaar left Beirut and was flying to Damascus. (AP)