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Syrian army drives rebels from border stronghold
Civil war » With town’s fall, fighters lose supply line into Lebanon.

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The Syrian war also has exacerbated tensions in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, which date back to Lebanon’s own 1975-1990 civil war. Two impoverished neighborhoods there belonging to rival sects have had dozens of clashes. The fighting has left 12 people dead in Tripoli since Thursday, the NNA said. The agency said the latest fatality from the fighting was a soldier.

Late Sunday, car bomb killed at least two people in the town of Nabi Othman, about 30 kilometers north of Baalbek, Lebanese security officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations. They said the explosion caused panic and massive destruction in the Hezbollah stronghold, which has a sizable Christian population in addition to Shiites.

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Hezbollah-owned Al Manar TV said a suicide bomber detonated the car as he was chased on the road leading into town.


Associated Press writer Albert Aji in Damascus, Syria, contributed to this report.

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