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Syrian violence spills over into Lebanon

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Syrian violence spills over into Lebanon


Protests erupted late Sunday night in Beirut as Sunni Muslims reacted angrily to the killing of two anti-Syrian regime group members.

Earlier in the day Lebanese soldiers had shot dead the men as they sped through a road block in the northern region of Akkar. The two were members of a Lebanon-based anti-Assad political alliance.

Their deaths sparked the protests with locals accusing the Lebanese army of taking orders from Damascus.

Many Sunni Muslims in Lebanon’s north sympathise with Syria’s Sunni-led uprising but the violence now appears to be spilling over the border.

Within Syria, UN ceasefire monitors including their chief had a narrow escape when a roadside bomb exploded close to their convoy. No casualties were reported and spokesman later denied the team had been deliberately targeted.

Meanwhile in the Damascus suburb of Douma there’s been more unrest. Locals claim life in the area has come to a standstill due to daily clashes despite the supposed ceasefire.

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