Report: Hizbullah members to be indicted
The United Nations-backed court investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is expected to indict between two and six members of Hizbullah by year-end, the WSJ reported on Monday.Among those being looked at in the U.N. probe, according to the report, is Mustafa Badreddine, a senior Hizbullah military commander and brother-in-law of Imad Mugniyah, who was killed in Damascus some three years ago.
Mugniyah is believed by U.N. investigators to have played a role, along with his brother-in-law, in the car bombing in downtown Beirut that killed Hariri and 22 others. In their initial reports, U.N. investigators alleged that Syrian intelligence agents played a role in Hariri's death, a charge Damascus has denied. Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah said a few month ago that he expected members of his group to be indicted, but he denied the claims his men played any role in Hariri's death.