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Lebanon mourns Shia leader's death
Ayatollah Fadlallah was a founding figure and "spiritual leader" of Hezbollah.
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2010 15:10 GMT

Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, a founding figure and one-time spiritual leader of Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shia political party, has passed away aged 75 in a hospital in Beirut.

Fadlallah was admitted to the hospital last month suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure.

Thousands across the world are mourning the death of one of Shia Islam's most influential scholars.

Al Jazeer's Rula Amin reports from the Lebanese capital.

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Al Jazeera
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