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12 September 2007

Agence France Presse

MADRID — A Syrian arms dealer who was arrested in Spain in June at the request of US authorities has begun a hunger strike, a Spanish prison administration official said. Spanish police detained Monzer al-Kassar, known as the "Prince of Marbella" because of his opulent lifestyle, on June 8 as he arrived at Madrid airport on an internal flight. US authorities believe the long-time Spanish resident had been conspiring to sell millions of euros' worth of weapons to... (

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