May 14 - Two people were killed in northern Lebanon on Monday as unrest in neighboring Syria fuels tensions between Alawites and Sunni Muslims. Deborah Gembara reports.
Unrest in Syria is fueling violence in neighboring Lebanon. At least two people have been killed and twenty were wounded on Monday in the northern city of Tripoli. This after three days of clashes between Alawite supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Sunni Muslim fighters. An Alawite, President Bashar al Assad has tried to crush a 14-month old uprising led by Syria's majority Sunni Muslims. Many residents are enraged Assad's crackdown on protests has gone on for as long as it has. Deborah Gembara, Reuters.