Violence in Lebanon flares up as three killed, 18 injured in Beirut
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Violence in Lebanon flares up as three killed, 18 injured in Beirut

Beirut : Lebanon | May 21, 2012 at 12:47 AM PDT
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The Associated Press news agency reported that three people have been killed and 18 others injured during clashes in Beirut between Lebanese sympathizers of the Syrian revolt and members of a party supporting the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

The clashes broke out in the night following the killing of Sunni Sheikh Ahmed Abdul Wahid and theologian Mohammed Hussein Merheba, causing increased tension in the country already weakened by sectarian clashes that left 12 dead since May 12.

The clashes took place in the neighborhood of Tarik al Jadede (southern Beirut) and near the Arab University, where the most active supporters of the opposition are located.

The Lebanese opposition chief Saad al-Hariri, blames the Syrian regime of wanting to plunge Lebanon into chaos to divert attention from its own crisis.

But Hezbollah Secretary General, Hassan Nasrallah accused the West of attempting to overthrow the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad due to the country’s support for resistance groups .

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Source: http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/05/21/215396.html

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