Killing Of Hezbollah Commander Leaves Group Without Military Mastermind

  The assassination of Hezbollah leader Hassan al-Laqis by a small Sunni group this week has eliminated an effective and high-ranking operative who helped supply some of the most advanced military needs for the Shiite militia. Matt Levitt, a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said in an email that al-Laqis was part … Lire la suite

UN Weapons Experts Begin Syria Mission Amid Clashes

BEIRUT — BEIRUT (AP) — International inspectors in charge of overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons left their hotel in Damascus on Wednesday to begin their work as deadly clashes raged on the edge of the capital. The inspectors’ mission — endorsed by a U.N. Security Council resolution that calls for Syria’s chemical stockpile … Lire la suite

Syria Accepts Russian Proposal To Surrender Chemical Weapons, Foreign Minister Says

The Associated Press reports Syria’s Foreign Minister has said his country has accepted a Russian proposal to relinquish control of its chemical arms stores: On Monday, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem stated that his country welcomed the Russian proposal, which called for Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control and for the weapons to be destroyed. … Lire la suite

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