UN Report Suggests Syrian Role in Arming Hizbullah

[Washington Post] Colum Lynch - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a report Wednesday strongly suggesting that Syria has helped smuggle weapons to Hizbullah and other armed groups, and that it sponsored Islamic militants involved in a military confrontation with the Lebanese army earlier this year. The report also cites Israeli assertions that Hizbullah has rebuilt its fighting capacity to a level not seen since its 2006 war with Israel. The assessment portrays Lebanon as a country facing threats to its survival not only from Syria but also from an array of armed groups linked to Islamic extremists and pro-Syria opposition parties.

2007-10-10 01:00:00

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