Conflict & Justice

How Syria's Civil War Impacts Neighboring Lebanon

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Lebanese military on patrol in Saida. (Photo: Ben Gilbert)

On Sunday, followers of a radical Sunni preacher got into an armed battle with Lebanon's Army in the city of Saida. By the time it ended, 18 soldiers and dozens of the preacher's followers had been killed.

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The violent eruption is just the latest instance of the way the war in Syria is spilling into Lebanon, where memories of the sectarian civil war are still fresh.

Ben Gilbert went to Saida and talked to residents there about what happened.

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