Lebanon Closer to War in Wake of Sunni Cleric's Assassination

Spill over from Syrian civil war intensifying tensions


BEIRUT, Lebanon, Nov. 13 (UPI) — The assassination of a Sunni cleric who supported Hezbollah, Iran's powerful Shiite proxy in Lebanon, in the northern city of Tripoli, where rival groups have fought for weeks in a spillover of the war in neighboring Syria, has intensified sectarian passions in Lebanon.