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Syrians accused of stealing Lebanese jobs

Government begins campaign to crack down on Syrian refugees running small businesses in Bekaa Valley after public anger.

Last Modified: 12 Aug 2013 10:24
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Many of the Syrians who have fled across the border to Lebanon to escape conflict are trying to make a living there.
 
But that is creating tension, with a recent poll finding that 80 percent of Lebanese believe Syrians are stealing their jobs.
  
Now, the Lebanese government has started a campaign to crack down on Syrian business owners.

Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from Lebanon's Bekaa Valley.

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