Fear stalks Beirut’s Shia suburbs

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Lebanese army soldiers patrol a street near the capital's Tariq Jedideh district, following clashes between pro- and anti-Damascus factions on March 23, 2014

Fear stalks Beirut’s Shia suburbs


BEIRUT, 26 March 2014 (IRIN) - A wave of bomb attacks in the last nine months in Beirut’s southern suburbs, where the Shia Hezbollah movement have a strong following, have left residents fearful of a fresh round of conflict and insecurity. 

There have been nine bombs in southern Beirut since July 2013, killing more than 70 people, almost all civilians, according to the Ministry of Health. 

Hezbollah has responded to the bomb attacks by strengthening its presence on the streets: M...


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