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Lebanon Says Bomb Suspects Tried To Kill US Envoy

Lebanese officials said on Wednesday that suspects detained for a series of bomb attacks on Western targets had also tried to kill the U.S. ambassador to the country. In a statement, the army said it had arrested several members of a network blamed for a string of bombings at fast food restaurants over the last year, and accused them of a “failed attempt to assassinate the ambassador of a major power.” A senior security official said the U.S. ambassador to Lebanon had been the target. An embassy spokesperson declined to comment immediately on the report. “The army intelligence directorate, with the cooperation of the security apparatus of brotherly Syrian forces working in Lebanon, was able to apprehend a number of those who took part in the blasts and other previous terrorist acts,” the army statement said. Full Story

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