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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Vatican Radio: Syrian war spillover hits Lebanon

Smoke on the Syria-Turkey border - AP
(Vatican Radio) A senior Syrian Kurdish official has rejected a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents.

The Free Syrian Army is a term used to describe dozens of armed groups fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad but with little or no central command. They have been widely outgunned by Islamist insurgents such as Islamic State.

Meanwhile,  Lebanon's army clashed with Sunni Islamist gunmen in the northern city of Tripoli yesterday, killing at least two of the militants, security sources said.

Tripoli has seen some of the worst spillover from Syria's 3-1/2 year conflict, which has strained sectarian relations in Lebanon and triggered periodic gun battles, bombings and kidnappings across the country.

Source: http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2014/10/25/syrian_war_spillover_hits_lebanon/1109408

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