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Ex-Officials Charged in Hariri Probe


Lebanese prosecutors have issued charges against four pro-Syrian generals in connection with the February assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Officials say the charges were brought on the recommendation of the head of the U.N. team investigating the killing. Detlev Mehlis says he believes the four - a top aide to pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud and three former generals - were involved in planning the assassination.

The U.N. investigator said he believes more people were involved in the killing.

Mr. Mehlis said he has not yet uncovered any Syrian links to the February 14 bombing that killed Mr. Hariri and 20 others in Beirut. He also emphasized that Lebanon's President Lahoud is not a suspect.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.