(London Telegraph) Lebanon’s politicians are scrambling to keep control of the country after the killing of General Wissam al-Hassan, the country’s most senior spy chief, in Friday’s devastating car bomb attack.

As suspicions hardened that Syria was behind the attack which killed at least eight people, according to a government source, troops were deployed around the country to contain widespread unrest.

Lebanese opposition figures had demanded that Mr Mikati and his government step down after the blast which killed Gen Hassan, a prominent anti-Assad figure.

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