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Tensions Run High After Sunni Killings

Emile_Lahoud_president_of_Lebanon_1363_t.jpgInter Press Service

BEIRUT — The killings of two pro-government Sunni Muslims has raised tensions across Lebanon. Rival political leaders have called for calm amidst fear that the killings could spark civil strife.

The Lebanese police found the bodies Thursday of a pro-government supporter and a 12-year-old boy abducted earlier this week. The abduction was believed to be in retaliation for the killing earlier this year of a Shia Muslim opposition activist.

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Tempers Rise Over Reconstruction

Surveying_the_damage_inflicted_by_Israel_in_July_2007_of_Bint_Jbail_Lebanon_1351_t.jpgBINT JBAIL, Apr 23 (IPS) – Eight months after Israeli attacks left devastation across many villages in southern Lebanon, reconstruction comes with mounting anger towards both Israel and the central Lebanese government.

The war which raged between Israel and Hezbollah Jul. 12 to Aug. 14 last year destroyed many villages in the south, and left others badly damaged.

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