Ghaleb al-Shamaa, one of Hariri's oldest friends and close advisers, speaks at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon at the Hague, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015. (The Daily Star/YouTube grab)
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Defense counsel representing five Hezbollah members accused of killing Rafik Hariri sought to poke holes in testimony offered by the former Prime Minister's childhood friend and confidante Ghaleb al-Shamaa at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Thursday.Shamaa had told the court that Hariri paid Ghazzali at least $67,000 per month for more than 10 years.Defense counsel Jad Khalil, who represents the interests of Hezbollah member Hassan Habib Merhi, asked Shamaa wide-reaching questions about Lebanese political affairs.
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