Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Rough justice in Lebanon

From the Economist Intelligence Brief, here
"...Mr Eid's force, the ISF, has been depicted as being politically tilted towards the Sunni Muslim community (of which Mr Hariri is a member), and its commander, Ashraf Rifi, has taken a notably harsher line than Mr Suleiman on Syria. Mr Rifi, for example, alleged that Syrian intelligence agents had played a part in the creation of Fatah al-Islam, an Islamist group that fought a bloody conflict with the Lebanese army at the Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp last summer; Mr Suleiman denied that there was any connection between Syria and Fatah al-Islam ... and that matters may indeed get considerably worse."

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