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UN finds additional suspects for Hariri's murder
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The UN international investigation commission probing the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafic Hariri in 2005 has found more people involved in the case, local Daily Star reported Wednesday.

The UN body revealed the finding in its latest 11th report released Tuesday by Canadian prosecutor Daniel Bellemare, saying the commission has identified new information that may allow it to link more individuals with the case.

However, the report gave no further details due to the sensitivity of this area of investigation.

Bellemare did not name any suspects in his report, nor did he reveal the numbers or nationalities of the suspects.

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said last week that a special court to look into the murder case of Hariri will be set up in early March next year.

The commission requested to prolong its mandate until the special tribunal starts, since the current mandate ends by the end of 2008.

Hariri was killed in a car bomb on Feb. 14, 2005, and four security generals who were in office before Hariri's assassination are suspects and currently in jail.

Meanwhile, many Lebanese leaders accused Syria of being responsible for the assassination, but Syria has denied any involvement.

(Xinhua News Agency December 3, 2008)

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