Death In Damascus: Who Pulled The Trigger?

Why was a Syrian minister found dead in his office?

Was it suicide or murder? And why? Syrian Interior Minister Ghazi Kenaan--who had been Syrian proconsul from 1982 to 2002 and "the real power in Lebanon," says former Lebanese President Amin Gemayel--was found shot in his Damascus office last week, less than two weeks before the expected release of a U.N. report on the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. Syrian authorities swiftly declared Kenaan's death a suicide. Still, speculation swept Damascus that Kenaan may have killed himself because he feared that his government was setting him up in the murder of Hariri, with whom he had been on...

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