Koura's LF MP Farid Habib Dies after Battle with Illness

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Lebanese Forces bloc MP Farid Habib, representative of the northern Koura district, passed away Thursday evening after a battle with illness.

Habib died at the Saint George Hospital in Ashrafiyeh where he was being treated.

The lawmaker passed away at around 7:00 p.m.

He was elected in 2005 for one of the Greek Orthodox seats of the second electorate in the North. He was reelected in 2009 as a representative of the Koura district.

Habib was one of the two Lebanese Forces representatives in the Qornet Shehwan Gathering, along with Eddy Abi Lamaa. He is married to Mary Fayad and has two children: Lara and Ziad.

Habib hails from the Koura town of Kousba. He attended Tripoli Evangelical High School and graduated from the American University of Beirut in 1956 with a bachelor's degree in Literature.

From 1956 to 1963, he worked as an assistant for the Public Relations manager of The Trans-Arabian Pipeline Company (TAPLINE). He also held the position of staff trainer during this period. From 1963 to 1976, he was the assistant of Sierra Leone's Consul at the Consulate in Lebanon.

He began his political activity in the Phalange Party when he was in high school and remained unofficially active while in college. He officially joined the party in 1976 with the breakdown of the civil war.

Comments 11
Missing allouchi 31 May 2012, 20:53

My he rest in peace.

Thumb jabal10452 31 May 2012, 22:19

I second that.

Default-user-icon henrietta (Guest) 31 May 2012, 21:52

he well not be missed

Default-user-icon abed (Guest) 01 June 2012, 00:35

i third that...

Missing elielebnan 01 June 2012, 02:04

RIP Cheikh and thank you for your service to the LF and Lebanon.

Missing cedars 01 June 2012, 04:56

God bless and RIP cousin.

Thumb joesikemrex 01 June 2012, 08:26

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace

Default-user-icon Chris (Guest) 01 June 2012, 13:31

This guy is a thief & criminal. He will certainly not be missed. May God have mercy on his should and the Lebanese forgive him for the troubles he caused our society. His history is very well documented.

Default-user-icon Cedarone (Guest) 01 June 2012, 15:47

Allah yerhamou

Default-user-icon jac (Guest) 01 June 2012, 18:59

He worked for Lebanon, and was very devoted. He did so until the last minute. May God bless his soul. For haters, I am sure they are sympathizers of Aoun or Hizbuchaitan (The Anti-Lebanon parties).

Default-user-icon nelly habib (Guest) 02 June 2012, 07:28

77ans de combat pr les forces libanaises!comme lui et de sa generation sont tres rares de nos jours!c'est inne chez les habib !vs serez notre exemple à suivre!repose en paix!