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By John R. Bolton
Reality calls for attaching Gaza to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan
Topic - Mustafa Alani
BEIRUT (AP) — DNA tests confirmed that a man in government custody is the alleged leader of an al-Qaida-linked group that has conducted attacks across the Middle East before shifting its focus to Syria's civil war, Lebanese authorities said Friday.
"Now the diplomatic process is dead in the water," Alani said, adding that the U.S. was starting to relax the pressure on Gulf states who wished to supply the opposition with anti-aircraft weapons.
"The value of this man to the rebels is enormous. He was the commander of the Syrian army in the south, which included Daraa province and Golan area. These are the nearest points to Damascus," said Mustafa Alani, the director of the security department at the Geneva-based Gulf Research Center.