Monday, May 22, 2006

Interesting Report on Prime Minister Hariri's Assassination

Saudi-owned newspaper Asharq al-Awsat had a good report about the investigation of last years assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. The report, quoting well-informed Lebanese sources, said chief investigator Serge Brammertz reached very important information concerning the crime.
The sources said Brammertz and his team have information about who was behind the crime and as well as other crimes that hit Lebanon in the past year. Brammertz is almost convinced that there was an explosion underground as well as one above. No wonder that earlier this month we saw a huge tent erected at the scene since it is clear that work is going on in the area. Read the interesting report.
Bassem Mroue
Beirut May 22, 2006

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Chasing Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

Al-Hayat today has a nice article about Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in which the paper's correspondent Bassel Mohammed quotes three senior Iraqi security officials about efforts to capture the most wanted man in Iraq.
One of the officials quoted in the story, Major General Hussein Ali Kamal, who is in charge of intelligence at the Interior Ministry, said he expects al-Zarqawi to be captured soon and that the Jordanian citizen is believed to be in an area south of Baghdad.
I strongly believe that even if al-Zarqawi is captured or killed one day this will not have an effect on his group and their attack will continue same as what happened after Saddam Hussein was captured in December 2003 and since then the insurgence has been on the rise. read the article.
Bassem Mroue
Beirut May 7, 2006