Lebanon’s security situation is rapidly deteriorating as at least 18 Lebanese soldiers have been killed over the last few days. Earlier today, gunmen again opened fire on a Lebanese army post. These attacks are undercutting Lebanon’s political stability.
to Lebanon experts like Mona Yacoubian from The Stimson Center think
tank, many Lebanese, especially Lebanese Sunnis, see the Assad-Hezbollah
alliance as a sectarian enemy committed to war against them. From their
perspective, attacks by Hezbollah against Syrian towns like Qusair, are seen as part of a conflict within Lebanon – the notion of boarders is diluted in the face of sectarian emotion.
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