More STL indictments expected

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 11 (UPI) -- A tribunal investigating the death of a former Lebanese prime minister is expected to name Lebanese and Syrian officials in an indictment, a source claimed.

The U.N.-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon in June handed over an indictment on the 2005 assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. That indictment included the names of four members of the Shiite resistance movement Hezbollah.


British security sources told an Arabic-language newspaper in Kuwait that another round of indictments is expected to include the names of former Lebanese officials with close ties to Damascus as well as Syrian intelligence officers, Lebanon's Naharnet news outlet reports.

The second indictment "will create a violent earthquake in Lebanon and Syria as it will reach the Syrians at the highest level of rule and others who have been left out of the spotlight," the source was quoted as saying.

Hezbollah has countered the indictment by saying it had evidence to suggest Israel was involved in the Hariri plot.

The STL during the weekend called on Interpol to issue a Red Notice to individuals accused of having a role in the 2005 attack in which Hariri and 21 others were killed.


"I can confirm that based on a request by the Pre-Trial Judge (Daniel Fransen) we've submitted international arrest warrants to Interpol," STL spokesman Marten Youssef told The Daily Star newspaper in Lebanon.

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