» 07/19/2007, 00.00
LEBANON – SYRIA
New charges against Syria, Fatah al-Islam’s real master
The day that the Lebanese army announces its final takeover of the terrorist headquarters in Nahr al-Bared, reports are published based on a captured leader’s testimony that claim that the group itself is a Syrian creation. Former Syrian vice-president makes similar allegations.
02/01/2006 SYRIA LEBANON UNITED NATIONS
UN commission's request for an interview with Assad a bombshell
The request stems from the inquiry into the Hariri assassination and follows statements made by former Syrian Vice President Khaddam according to whom Syrian intelligence services could not have carried out any operation without Syrian President Assad being informed. Lebanese President Lahoud is also involved.
Time is short before situation in Lebanon gets worse, says Moussa
According to the Arab League secretary general the road out of the crisis is “long” whilst time is “short”. Sources in Damascus speak about possible changes within the regime. The Lebanese military denounce a border violation by an Israeli patrol.
Back in Beirut, Geagea says he is in favour of an international tribunal
Leader of Lebanese Forces talks to AsiaNews about the country's situation. He says he is sceptical about the possibilities that Resolution 1559 will be implemented.
Army enters Nahr el-Bared, first terrorists surrender
A truckload of weapons coming from Syria is stopped as explosive experts dismantle a bomb set to explode in Tyre. Security authorities find a depot with more than 200 kg of explosives.
Moussa to stay on another day as operations end in Nahar al-Bared
Arab League general secretary remains hopeful after meeting Lebanese leaders. He will soon travel to Syria. Lebanon’s defence minister announces an end to military operations in refugee camp, where mediation now seems to be underway.
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