Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Media points finger at Syria

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Media points finger at Syria for violent rallies as Lebanon fears for its fragile sectarian peace: "The authorities said that of 200 people arrested after the riot, 76 were Syrian and 35 were Palestinians. Many took this as further evidence of Syrian involvement. In the past year there have been high-profile political assassinations in Lebanon, all blamed on Syria. UN investigators say they believe Syrian intelligence was behind the first and most prominent assassination of last year, which killed Rafiq Hariri, a Lebanese former prime minister.

Walid Jumblat, a Druze leader and an outspoken critic of Syria, directly accused the Damascus regime yesterday.

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