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Bomb kills 3 in Beirut

December 12th, 2005 · No Comments · Uncategorized

3 people are thought to have died this morning as a car bomb rocked Eastern Beirut. It’s thought an official convoy was passing through the area. Several others are thought to have been injured in the bomb in Mekallis.

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Leak: Syria extensively blamed for Hariri killing, lots of evidence

December 12th, 2005 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

Detlev Mehlis’s final report will claim that Syria killed Hariri. It will provide more evidence than the previous report (Mehlis denies that the previous report is flawed because the central witness withdrew his testimony), as well as claims that Syria failed to co-operate. Given the politicisation of the Mehlis investigation, and the political maneouvering of […]

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Syria: ‘we’ve co-operated’

December 11th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Just days before Detlev Mehlis delivers his final report, Syria has claimed that it has fully co-operated with the investigation. “Syria has fully cooperated with the international commission of enquiry … to cut the road to those who would try to use this enquiry to political ends against Syria and the region,” Syria’s Foreign Minister […]

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Mehlis questions Syrians in Vienna

December 6th, 2005 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

The interrogation of 5 Syrian witnesses is taking place in Vienna, Austria. It is expected to take 3 days. All of the Syrians have been given guarantees that they’ll be allowed to return to Syria after the interviews. The five men were implicated by UN Investogator Mehlis in his investigation into the murder of Rafiq […]

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FLASH: Militants die in Aleppo

December 4th, 2005 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Gunmen in Aleppo have blown up their car after being trapped by Syrian security services. It’s thought there were three miltants in the car. Syria has been tracking down fighters in recent months, under pressure from the US – there have been a number of clashes.

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Lebanese find 20 soldiers buried in Anjar

December 4th, 2005 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Lebanese police have discovered a grave with 20 bodies in the Bekka Valley. The bodies were soldiers, feared to be war-dead. But already the fi nger of accusation is pointing at Syria. Lebanon fought a bloody civil war for 25 years, with all factions murdering each other – the Bekka was a stronghold of Hizbollah, […]

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Mehlis slams Syria after his star witness revokes his evidence

December 2nd, 2005 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

In an astonishing political display, UN Investigator Detlev Mehlis has hurled abuse at Syria after his star witness ‘Hossam’ denied his evidence live on Syrian TV. He blamed…SYRIA! He accused Syria of getting involved in Eastern European propoganda. And he denied that Hossam was his main witness. Hossam was the only Syrian who fingered Syria […]

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US forces invade Syria

November 28th, 2005 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

American troops have crossed the border into Syria, according to Syrian border guards. Days ago officals in Washington said anonymously that their forces had entered Syria – two border guards are said to have been killed. It breaches an important red line, and sets a very dangerous precedent. So much for ‘foreign fighters’ crossing the […]

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Syria takes it to the brink: the Mehlis interviews WILL take place

November 25th, 2005 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Syria has agreed to send five officials to Vienna for questioning. But the Government has confused reporters by stating that five will be questioned – not the six that we all thought were up for questioning. It’s a last minute deal which – once again – saves Syria’s skin. Phew.

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Deadline: Mehlis demands answers – will Syria accept Vienna?

November 25th, 2005 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Detlev Mehlis has set today as the deadline for a Syrian response to his Veinna proposal. Syria was angry that he wanted to conduct the interrogations of 6 top Syrian officials in Beirut, they suggested a third country – including Vienna, Austria. Mehlis finally agreed under pressure from other parts of the UN and Lebanon’s […]

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