Middle East Intelligence Bulletin
Jointly published by the United States Committee for a Free Lebanon and the Middle East Forum
Vol. 5   No. 7

July 2003



LEBANON
Syria's Fourth Redeployment from Lebanon
In the face of mounting criticism by the Bush administration and a bipartisan push for sanctions in the American congress, Syria has slightly reduced its military presence in Lebanon, but the redeployment is hardly an indication that Damascus intends to honor recent American calls for a total withdrawal.

Gary C. Gambill and
Ziad K. Abdelnour

Canadian Evangelical in Lebanon Faces Possible Death Sentence Gary C. Gambill
Murr Feud Flares Again Ziad K. Abdelnour
Intelligence Briefs
IRAQ
Dossier: The Sadrist Movement
Shiite firebrand Muqtada al-Sadr recently called for the formation of a religious army to combat "American and British occupiers" in Iraq. Should he be taken seriously?
Mahan Abedin
THE PALESTINIANS
Dossier: Mounir al-Maqdah
A notorious Palestinian guerrilla commander in Syrian-occupied Lebanon is working feverishly to re-ignite a new round of Israeli-Palestinian violence.
Gary C. Gambill
SYRIA
The Syrian-Saudi Nexus
One is a conservative, religious monarchy and ally of the United States for three-quarters of a century. The other is a secular, socialist dictatorship that has had a permanent berth on the State Department's list of nations that sponsor terrorism.
Esam Sohail
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