Bashar Jaafari

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09 October 2006 by Jerome Mayer-Cantu

On September 25, the United Nations commission investigating the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri published a new provisional report. However, since the 34-day war between Israel and the Hezbollah in July-August, the commission has come under greater pressure. Syria, which is a target of the international investigation, is trying to thwart the commission's efforts, while its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah, is weakening the central government.