U.S. alleges Syria targeting Lebanese leaders

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Bush said on Friday he was disturbed by reports of covert Syrian interference in Lebanese affairs and the White House charged that it had information that Damascus had drawn up an assassination hit list targeting Lebanese political leaders.

“Obviously we’re going to follow up on these troubling reports, and we expect the Syrian government to follow up on these troubling reports,” Bush told reporters.

White House spokesman Scott McClellan said afterward that Washington had received information about a “Syrian hit list targeting key Lebanese public figures of various political and religious persuasions, for assassination.” Full Story

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