Michel Samaha gestures at his home in Beirut after being released on bail, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Aide to Syrian President Bashar Assad Bouthaina Shaaban was apparently aware of ex-Minister Michel Samaha's plot to transport explosives to Lebanon from her country, it emerged as audio recordings of phone conversations aired Wednesday.The audio also seems to imply that Shaaban oversaw the preparation of explosives for delivery to Samaha.During the second call, Shaaban is heard asking Samaha to go with Lebanon's former General Security head Maj.Samaha, however ,makes his excuses and says that he has other things to do. It appears that Samaha went out of his way to ensure that Sayyed would not find out about the plot.
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