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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:55 AM
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UN probe seen fingering Syrians in Hariri killing

UN probe seen fingering Syrians in Hariri killing

LONDON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - U.N. investigator Detlev Mehlis is likely in October to name Syrian officials as suspects in the assassination of Lebanon's former Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri, political and diplomatic sources say.

"All indications are that Mehlis will implicate some Syrian officials in the case," one Lebanese political source said. At least two other sources, from different sides of Lebanon's political spectrum, and a diplomat concurred.

Such a move would bring Syria under international pressure to give up indicted suspects for trial and intensify calls for pro-Syrian Lebanese President Emile Lahoud to resign, they added.

It could also provoke further instability in Lebanon, where bombings and assassinations since Hariri's Feb. 14 killing have created the worst security crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.

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