In that same year, al-Bayanouni met another person who was to die at a later stage that year: Gebran Tueni, a Lebanese Politician and editor. Tueni was active in Lebanon's 14th of March anti-Syrian coalition which succeeded in 2005 in driving the Syrian army out of Beirut. Since then, the Syrian regime has been accused of staging several assassinations of prominent political and media figures.
The meeting between Tueni and Bayanouni was held in Doha. In an earlier interview, Bayanouni said that Tueni gave him a plan for cooperation to topple Assad's regime. Now, Bayanouni does not recall that, and he says that all he remembers is meeting Tueni in a Doha hotel, and then discussing the Syrian situation in the lobby.
Is the Tueni assassination similar to Khiznaoui's?
Bayanouni does not believe so, as the assassinations in Lebanon where carried out according to different dynamics. The similarity between both killings is striking.