A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Tripoli: Lebanon Gets Worse

Today's blast in Tripoli, following the earlier attack on Hizbullah in Beirut, escalates the sectarian killing in Lebanon. This attack, aimed at mosques in the heavily Sunni city during Friday prayer is probably a direct response to the previous one. Once again, Syria's war is having direct resonance next door.

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