A photo showing Anjar's municipality. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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It's quiet in the bucolic Bekaa Valley village of Anjar.For years, Lebanese politicians traveled to Anjar to woo Syrian intelligence officials stationed there, witnesses have told the court.From the mid-1980s until 2002, Ghazi Kanaan was the chief Syrian intelligence officer in Lebanon and was based in Anjar.The jail was an old horse stable, recalled Kamil Boutros Rami, a Lebanese man who was held in the Anjar jail for three months in 1987 before being transferred to a Syrian jail. During his detention in Anjar, he was housed in a 25-square-meter room with more than 40 other men.While never charged in relation to Hariri's assassination, Ghazaleh has emerged as a central figure in the prosecution's case, and his dealings in Anjar have been mentioned by multiple witnesses."We did what we had to so that our mothers wouldn't have to wear black" and mourn us, Marc said.Asked whether he thought Lebanese had been killed by the Syrians in Anjar, Marc shrugged.
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