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Hariri’s Family Demands Probe Into Killing

The family of slain former premier Rafik Hariri called Thursday for an internationally led investigation into his assassination as pressure mounted to catch his killers, setting the scene for a standoff with the Syrian-backed Lebanese government. Lebanon’s government opposes a foreign-led investigation into Monday’s blast that killed Hariri and 16 others. It has, however, requested foreign investigators, including Swiss forensic and explosives experts, assist the inquiry. Many Lebanese, including Hariri’s supporters, accuse Syria and the Lebanese government of orchestrating the attack and fear a domestic probe will lead nowhere.Full Story

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