Monday, May 26, 2008

Not all 'asel and haleeb in Lebanon

Despite the collective sigh of relief that accompanied the inauguration of President Suleiman, underlying tensions remain a concern in Lebanon. The clashes reported here involve a Sunni stronghold, the Corniche al-Mazraa, and, I suspect, Amal enthusiasts who live nearby. Along with the honey and milk expect some lowscale clashes to continue.
The abiding concern is that Salafi groups, particularly in the north, will build larger militias to confront the Shi'a, perhaps with outside encouragement.

The Daily Star - Politics - Several wounded after rival factions exchange gunfire in Corniche al-Mazraa

Updated: Low level clash continue.

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