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Syria: Official in Lebanon Probe Committed Suicide

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Syria: Official in Lebanon Probe Committed Suicide

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Syria: Official in Lebanon Probe Committed Suicide

Syria: Official in Lebanon Probe Committed Suicide

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Syria's Interior Minister Ghazi Kanaan has committed suicide, Damascus reports. Formerly Syria's intelligence chief in neighboring Lebanon, Kanaan was among Syrian officials questioned by a U.N. envoy investigating the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri.

Deborah Amos reports from London and host Michele Norris talks with Nicholas Blanford of The Christian Science Monitor.