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 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 ultra-violent terrorist group 'Islamic State' has released evidence of yet another beheading. The Lebanese soldier was decapitated because Lebanon refused to release terrorists from prison.
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.
Heavy clashes between Islamist rebels and the Syrian army are raging on Israel's doorstep in the Golan Heights. Now Israel has begun to cooperate with the Assad regime and is preparing to accept its first refugees.
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