[QODLink]
Middle East

Syria war stokes unrest in Lebanon's Tripoli

Deadly attacks surge as sectarian gulf sweeps city amid ongoing civil war in neighbouring Syria.

Last updated: 02 Dec 2013 11:50
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback

Six people were killed in Lebanon's Tripoli on Saturday, as the country gets dragged into the civil war raging in neighbouring Syria.

Sectarian tension in Tripoli, which has festered for decades, is picking up again with politicians of diverse sects siding with rival parties in the Syrian dispute.

Saturday's killings followed repeated attacks on Alawites in Tripoli. Several people were shot and wounded in separate incidents this week, and Alawite men were beaten in an attack on a bus earlier in November.

The divisions in Tripoli, only 30km from the Syrian border, reflect the sectarian gulf across Lebanon over Syria's civil war.

Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Tripoli.

108

Source:
Aljazeera
Email Article
Print Article
Share article
Send Feedback
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lacking cohesive local ground forces to attack in tandem, coalition air strikes will have limited effect, experts say.
Hindu right-wing groups run campaign against what they say is Muslim conspiracy to convert Hindu girls into Islam.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
Muslim caretakers maintain three synagogues in eastern Indian city, which was once home to a thriving Jewish community.
Amid fresh ISIL gains, officials in Anbar province have urged the Iraqi government to request foreign ground troops.