Syria

Syrian Conflict Spills Into Lebanon

Deaths reported after fighting in northern Lebanon between divided muslim communities

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Seven people have been killed and more than 70 wounded after fighting in northern Lebanon between two Muslim communities divided over Syria.

Street battles between Sunnis and Alawites in the city of Tripoli continued for a second night running.

Old rivalry between the two groups has been fuelled by conflicting loyalties in the conflict across the border.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an Alawite, is battling largely Sunni opposition fighters.