Friday, August 23, 2013

Two Blasts Kill Sunnis in Lebanon

Two blasts have killed dozens in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. The blasts, that seem to target Sunnis, come after the latest problems in Syria. It appears that Assad may have have pressured Hezbollah to distract attention by sparking sectarian conflict in his former client state.

The first explosion hit the Taqwa mosque, frequented by hardline Sunni Islamists, and killed at least 14 people there, according to accounts earlier in the day.

Further deaths were reported from a second blast outside the al-Salam mosque, which the Interior Ministry said was hit by a car laden with 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of explosives.

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