Syria Sectarian Conflict Crossing Over to Lebanon
Israel Hayom – Lebanese soldiers fought Sunni Islamist gunmen in the southern city of Sidon for a second day on Monday. The ongoing violence is fueled by sectarian rifts over the civil war in neighboring Syria.
The army said 12 soldiers had been killed in clashes which broke out on Sunday after security forces detained a follower of the hardline Sunni Muslim cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir. His supporters retaliated by opening fire at an army checkpoint.