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Lebanon Intelligence Official Steps Aside

In new opposition gains against Lebanon’s pro-Syrian leadership, the head of the nation’s military intelligence stepped aside Tuesday and the prime minister was expected to resign for the second time in four weeks after failing to form a new Cabinet.Maj. Gen. Raymond Azar, the military intelligence chief, decided to take a one-month leave, a senior military official told The Associated Press. Such administrative leaves often are a first step toward resignation. The opposition has been demanding the resignations of Azar, four other security chiefs and the prosecutor general for alleged negligence after the Feb. 14 assassination of former premier Rafik Hariri, which sparked massive protests against Syria’s three-decade military presence in Lebanon. The government previously resisted opposition pressure to sack the six.Full Story

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