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Latest update : 2012-06-19

Syrian civil war spills over into Lebanon

A civil war that's crossing borders. In the north of Lebanon, fighting between Muslims has erupted over a battle that isn't even happening in their own country. Syria is just a short car journey away from the Lebanese city of Tripoli. Many people there have taken sides on sectarian grounds, depending on whether they best identify themselves with Sunnis or Shiites.

By Christopher MOORE , Chady CHLELA

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