The United Nations-backed court investigating the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is moving to indict between two and six members of the militant group Hezbollah by year-end, according to people briefed on the tribunal’s work, stoking fears of renewed sectarian strife in the Middle East country.
According to a report published in The Wall Street Journal on Monday, “among those being looked at in Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is Mustafa Badreddine, a senior Hezbollah military commander and brother-in-law of Imad Mugniyah, who was among the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s most-wanted men before his death in 2008.”
“Mugniyah, who was killed in a 2008 car bombing in Syria, is believed by UN investigators to have played a role, along with his brother-in-law, in the car bombing in downtown Beirut that killed Rafik Hariri,” an unnamed source told the daily.
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