Sectarian divide deepens over Lebanon's Arsal | News | Al Jazeera

Sectarian divide deepens over Lebanon's Arsal

Tensions between Shia and Sunni communities mount after days of clashes in town sheltering thousands of Syrian refugees.

    Lebanon's army has agreed a ceasefire extension with Syrian armed groups near the border town of Arsal, aimed at allowing essential goods to the besieged town after days of heavy fighting.

    But residents of a neighbouring Shia town are blocking humanitarian assistance from reaching the predominantly Sunni-populated Arsal, further igniting tensions between the two communities.

    Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from the outskirts of Arsal.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.