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  Elul 13, 5767 , 27/08/07

Saudi Newspaper: Syria Behind Lebanese Assassinations

Saudi newspaper Oukaz has accused the Syrian regime of having plotted the assassination of many Lebanese politicians starting with Druze leader Kamal Jumblatt and including former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. "For the last 30 years Syria has set up a clear-cut plan to systematically kill Lebanese leaders to incite strife among various Lebanese sects, and consequently reinforce its presence and role in Lebanon," the newspaper said.

The Saudi daily published a special report from Beirut, tackling the role of Syria in Lebanon since 1975 and the Syrian occupation. The newspaper described the current Syrian regime as "a regime of slaying and slaughter," and accused it of making use "of all possible means to restore its influence in Lebanon after its withdrawal in April 2005."

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