Report: Syria planned to kill 36 Lebanese public figures
Syria was reported on Wednesday to have dispatched some 200 agents to Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon to assassinate 36 Lebanese public figures. The anti-Syrian Al-Mustaqbal daily reported President Assad's "terrorist plot" was part of a propaganda prepared by the Syrian regime.
It said Assad authorized the "terrorist" group, which was part of the Syrian-backed Fatah-Uprising to carry out the assassinations.
Al Mustaqbal, which was owned by Al-Hariri family, said the Syrian plot was revealed four days ago when two men, arrested on charges of killing two Palestinian activists in the Beddawi refugee camp in north Lebanon, acknowledged to the Lebanese Intelligence Service that they were part of Fatah-Uprising, which is led by Abou Moussa.
Al Mustaqbal said the two men confirmed that they were part of a 200-strong "terrorist" group that came to Lebanon from Damascus. It said the investigation also showed that the group was "suddenly renamed Fatah Islam Movement," which is led by Mahmoud Kolaghassi, a prominent Syrian intelligent agent.