Car Bomb Hits Beirut’s Southern Suburbs on First Day of Ramadan

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In another sign of the reverberations of Syria’s bloody civil war, an explosion rocked southern Beirut on the first day of the Muslim holy month, Ramadan, injuring at least 53 people. The area is a stronghold of Hizballah, the Lebanese Shi’ite faction that has strongly backed the regime of Syria’s embattled President Bashar Assad. Though no group has claimed responsibility for the attack, Lebanon’s interior minister warned against those who want to deepen Sunni-Shi’ite tensions in the country’s capital, which is no stranger to brutal, sectarian violence.

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spookmore
spookmore

@spygun @TIMEWorld its a pity the west backed these so called rebels.to take a sovereign nation and murder there people.i don't agree with.

pinkflamingo
pinkflamingo

Good.  Maybe if we're lucky the backwards, medieval, animals in that part of the world will do the rest of us a favor and completely destroy themselves.  We'll all be better off without them.  Everyone knows it but nobody has the balls to say it.  They literally bring nothing but misery to the rest of the world. 

manlyman
manlyman

This is the religion we are supposed to be tolerant of. They have no qualms about killing their own, so how do you think they feel about non-muslims?