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Your Excellency, Mr. Warlord
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Patrick Seale- a Follow Up
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Iraqi intrigue in Lebanon

Your Excellency, Mr. Warlord

 

It was the 10th of September, 1989. Marwan Fayez remembers the day very well, he, 13 years old, and his sister Sarah, 11, lost their mother after a mortar shell hit their West Beirut flat. “I am still suffering till this day, no words can describe the pain”. She passed away during Michel Aoun’s proclaimed “Liberation War” against the Syrian Army, that left thousands dead and injured in a ruthless bombing campaign.

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Patrick Seale- a Follow Up

In my Patrick Seale Obituary, I had sought to interview more Syria experts, among whom is Joshua Landis, one of the leading sources of analysis.  Unfortunately, and due to the time difference, my deadline passed, I missed the opportunity to quote him in my piece. Nevertheless, he sent me his interesting comments and I thought they should be published:

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