Photo Gallery: Two Murders and a Link to Syria
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Photo Gallery: Two Murders and a Link to Syria

Intrigue in Lebanon Was Murdered Intelligence Chief a Hero or Double Agent?

In mid-October, a massive car bomb killed Wissam al-Hassan in downtown Beirut. The intelligence chief was buried as a hero and praised by the West for his help in investigating the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. Or was he a double agent, possibly also active sometimes for the Syrians?
Von Erich Follath
Translated from the German by Josh Ward