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Syrian crisis sparks Lebanon kidnappings
In an exclusive report, Al Jazeera meets members of a powerful Shia clan involved in a spate of kidnappings.
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2012 02:45

The war in Syria is kickstarting old sectarian tensions across the border in Lebanon.

One powerful Shia clan has kidnapped more than 20 Syrians and a Turkish businessman.

The al-Meqdad say they will resume kidnappings soon if they do not secure the release of one of their clansmen being held in Damascus by the rebel Free Syrian Army.

Al Jazeera's James Bays met members of the clan and sent this exclusive report from Beirut.

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