Sunni Militants Fight Lebanese Army as Sectarian Tensions Flare

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In the past week, Lebanon experienced more of the reverberations of the deadly sectarian civil war next door in Syria. Sunni militants loyal to a radical cleric in the city of Sidon clashed with Lebanese soldiers in a series of gun battles. At least 12 soldiers have been killed.

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Mission accomplished?

Shyit
Shyit

The western politics achieved the desired goal - they blew up Lebanon too.

DonPetros
DonPetros

@Shyit We sure are sick and tired of being blamed for everything.  My God, western politics brought your pathetic nomadic culture into the 20th century.  The West has NOTHING to do with the Sunni/Shiite dispute.  It could be a punch line- as if IRA Christians blamed the Battle of Tours for the "troubles" in N. Ireland between Catholic and Protestants.  Accept responsibility for what your beliefs have wrought.

1_Vital
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@TIME wht is the meaning of discriminatory use of word Sunni or Shia, militants don't have any religion. Plz understand my objection I hope.

fadliarrahmani
fadliarrahmani like.author.displayName 1 Like

@TIME @TIMEWorld Since we are facing sectarian tension here between Sunni and Syiah...therefore we've lost our respect gradually

m_abuchi
m_abuchi

@TIME the Syria civil war doesn't have much of religious undertone but dat of Lebanon will be worse cos its going to be Shiite and Sunni war

NYC_Infidel
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@TIME The great Sunni-Shia conflict of the 21st century now extends from the Mediterranean to Islamabad

shapiro.len
shapiro.len

this is not the 21st century but more like the 10th c. with 21st c. guns

HazeAndDrizzle
HazeAndDrizzle

@NYC_Infidel @TIME That is actually a very good way to put it. This thing is just heating up. Don't forget the Kurds as yet another factor waiting to blow up between Syria, Turkey, Iraq, and Iran.