Islamists Say Damascus Backed Lebanon Attack

[AFP] The Lebanese newspaper Al-Mustaqbal, owned by anti-Syrian parliamentary leader Saad Hariri, on Saturday published statements purporting to be by members of Fatah al-Islam, showing the radical group had links with Syria and that Damascus had backed an attack in Lebanon. The 15-week struggle in summer 2007 in the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared near Tripoli left 400 people dead, including 168 soldiers. Earlier this month, Syrian television broadcast alleged "admissions" by Fatah al-Islam members that the group was financed by Hariri's Future movement.

2008-11-18 01:00:00

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