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U.N.: New leads in Hariri probePOSTED: 2257 GMT (0657 HKT),

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:00 am
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U.N.: New leads in Hariri probePOSTED: 2257 GMT (0657 HKT), September 25, 2006 read at source: ... htmlUNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- A "considerable number of new leads" have emerged in the investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, according to the latest report released Monday by a commission of U.N.-appointed investigators.While the report does not detail the new leads, it says they are related to the crime scene of the bomb blast that killed Hariri and 22 others as his motorcade drove through a Beirut street, and the "immediate perpetration of the crime."The report says investigative work is under way on the new leads, which are characterized as "the circumstances surrounding particular individuals and vehicles at the crime scene before, during and in the immediate aftermath of the explosion" as well as "allegations of tampering with the crime scene after the explosion."The report also says the investigative commission is "pursuing leads" on individuals "who knew something about the forthcoming attack" and those who knew something and "somehow tried to deliver a warning to Hariri or a person close to him."Evidence has emerged, the report says, that Hariri -- an outspoken critic of Syrian involvement in Lebanon -- was himself aware of a "heightened threat" against him and that he discussed this "at length" with individuals.