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A Damascus Shocker

11:48 PM, Dec 2, 2006 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
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Syria keeps arming Hezbollah. http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N01390800.htm target=_blank>From Reuters:

The United Nations has documented 13 incidents of illegal weapons in southern Lebanon since early September, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Friday, calling Beirut's border monitoring deficient.

U.N. Security Council resolutions have called on Lebanon to disarm all militias on its soil, including Hezbollah guerrillas, and banned all unauthorized arms in Lebanon….

The secretary-general said that he continued to receive reports of illegal arms smuggling across the Lebanese-Syrian border but has been unable to verify them.

Still, his envoy, Terje Roed-Larsen, said earlier this month he had evidence of the smuggling but was unable to reveal his sources. Syria dismissed the charge as untrue.