Posted by: sean | March 16, 2007

Fatah al-Islam

Following Sy Hersh’s write-up including Alastair Horne’s comments that Fatah al-Islam is being funded indirectly through Saad Hariri by the US, there has been more interest in the new group in the American media.

The NY Times has an interview with the group’s leader, Shakir al-Abssi, and the LA Times has an article on accusations by the Lebanese government that Fatah al-Islam was involved in the bus bombings last month.

Neither article mentions Hersh’s article or Crooke’s comments, although both mention the claim that the group is sponsored by Damascus to start trouble in Lebanon.


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