Sunday, October 30, 2005

Lebanon Tries to Cut Off Palestinian Group

"BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Having rid itself of Syrian occupying forces with a show of people power, Lebanon is now deploying its army to cut off Syrian support for its proxy - a Palestinian group behind some of the worst attacks against Israel over the years.

To many Arabs, the outfit that goes by the name of PFLP-GC, for Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, is Syria's tool in its shadowy war against its enemies. It is on the U.S. State Department's terrorist list and has lately been accused of involvement in the February assassination of the former Lebanese prime minister, Rafik Hariri - the event that ended up forcing the Syrians to pull out of Lebanon.

Lebanese troops and armor have surrounded some of the PFLP-GC's bases in the rugged mountains along the Syrian border. The government has said it will not use force, but wants to stop weapons and reinforcements coming in from Syria which it fears will be used to stir up trouble."
Times, they are changing.


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