Assassination of Rafik Hariri
The UN Examines the Lebanon-Syria ConnectionBuy Full Issue$34.95
On February 14, 2005, an explosion with the force of more
than 2,000 pounds of dynamite shook downtown Beirut,
Lebanon. Killed in the blast were former Lebanese Prime
Minister Rafik Hariri and 22 others in his motorcade.
Hariri, a billionaire businessman and prominent Lebanese
politician for more than a decade, had recently resigned
from his office in a dispute with the Syrian Government. He
was protesting pressure by Syria to extend the term of Lebanese
President Emile Lahoud, who was sympathetic to the
continued Syrian military presence in the nation.
Syria quickly became the leading suspect in the assassinatio…
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Recent History and Relationship with SyriaRead More
August 2004 to September 2005Read More
Findings of the UN International Independent Investigating CommissionRead More
People, Economy, and Foreign RelationsRead More
Extending the Mandate of the Investigating CommissionRead More
Pro & Con
Is Syria Obstructing the UN Investigation Into the Assassination of Former Lebanese President Rafik Hariri?