Still holding on

The Washington Post reports that Syria is still trying to maintain control of Lebanon despite a recent redeployment of troops:

Although Syria shut down its notorious intelligence headquarters in downtown Beirut, Damascus is establishing a new hidden presence in the capital’s southern suburbs, bringing in officials who will not be recognized, say Lebanese opposition and Western sources….

U.S., European and U.N. officials also charge that Syria is using allies in Lebanon’s government and agents in Lebanon’s security services to stall Lebanon’s spring elections….

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