Lebanon edges toward war as armed sectarian battles enter 2nd day

 

Ethnic groups in Lebanon are up in arms because of the Syrian civil war. Ethnic violence erupts in Tripoli and in Bekaa Valley.

Sunni Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir says attacks on Lebanese army meant to protest Hezbollah’s active support for Syrian president Assad.

By Daniel Siryoti and David Baron

Lebanese soldiers fought Sunni Islamist gunmen in the southern city of Sidon for a second day on Monday. The ongoing violence is fueled by sectarian rifts over the civil war in neighboring Syria.

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