Syria street in Tripoli in northern Lebanon is on the front line of a religious and political conflict. Sunnis versus Shi'ite Alawites. Both groups are Muslim - but they're bitter enemies.
A 20-year-old on trial for involvement in a terrorist organization has confessed to fighting alongside the IS in Syria. In a statement, he said he saw it as his duty to defend Sunni Muslims from the tyranny of Assad.
Israel’s army has reportedly fired shells into Lebanon after a border bombing wounded soldiers. The 80-kilometer border had been largely quiet since a monthlong war between Israeli forces and the Hezbollah group in 2006.
A bomb attack has killed two Lebanese soldiers and wounded three near the Syrian border. In August, the area was the scene of a major battle between the Lebanese army and jihadists who had streamed across the border.
The Lebanese military is fighting jihadists from Syria. It wants to prevent Syria's war from spilling over into Lebanon for good. But complicated confessional loyalties in the country make this a difficult task.
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