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Lebanese troops reopen road after protests

Army reopens road leading to Arsal after its closure led to demonstrations across the country.

Last updated: 20 Mar 2014 01:26
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The Lebanese army has reopened a main road leading to the mainly Sunni town of Arsal after it was cut off by residents from the neighbouring Shia-dominated town of Labwe.

The closure of the road prompted fury among Sunnis in other parts ofthe country, with many taking to the streets in protest.

Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Arsal.

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