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Suspects: Syrian officer hired Beirut bombers

Three suspects who were arrested in connection with a string of bombings in Lebanon confessed Tuesday that a Syrian officer had attempted to hire them to plant explosives in Beirut and Mount Lebanon. The suspects also revealed the names of additional accomplices. Acting Lebanese government delegate to the Military Tribunal, Jean Fahd said Tuesday that during questioning the three had confessed. They said former Syrian intelligence officer in Beirut Brigadier General Jamaa Jamaa, who they met through an unidentified third party, offered them money in exchange for dumping explosives in Beirut, particularly in the central district and at the entrances of the capital. Full Story

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