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Lebanon arrests man named in Hariri killing probe

[JURIST] Lebanese authorities said Saturday that they have apprehended a man who called President Emile Lahoud shortly before the February 4 assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri [JURIST news archive]. Lebanon Public Prosecutor Saeed Meerza issued a warrant for the arrest of Mahmoud Abdel-Al based on the UN report [text] on Hariri's assassination. The report also names Abdel-Al's brother, a member of pro-Syrian Al-Ahbash group [Wikipedia backgrounder]. A spokesman for Lahoud has denied that the president had been in contact with Abdel-Al. Reuters has more.

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