MOB BLAMES SYRIA FOR FORMER PRIME MINISTER HARIRI'S ASSASSINATION IN BEIRUT, LEBANON
By Sam F. Ghattas, AP Press Writer
"BEIRUT, Lebanon - An angry mob attacked Syrian workers in southern Lebanon Tuesday and another group threw stones and set fires outside a Syrian government office in Beirut, blaming Damascus for the bomb that killed former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Syria has denied any involvement in Hariri's assassination... Condemnation and expressions of shock came from around the Arab world and beyond. The United States called Monday's attack "a terrible reminder" that Lebanon still must shake free of occupation by Syria, which maintains 15,000 troops here since the civil war ended in 1990 and has the final say in internal Lebanese politics.
Before his assassination, Hariri had positioned himself in opposition to a faction more solidly backed by Syria...." washingtontimes