Latest update: 25/04/2011
Lebanese divided in their support for Syria's president
Lebanon has been following the events in neighbouring Syria closely. In the 1980s, Lebanese allies of Syria's Alawi regime carried out a massacre in the Bab al Tabbaneh district of Tripoli, northern Lebanon. The attack was carried out from another area in Tripoli, known as Jabal Mohsen. Today, Jabal Lohsen residents largely support Bashar al-Assad, but the memories of those living in Bab al Tabbaneh are still too raw.