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Car Bomb Kills 3 in Lebanon

A man reacts near a burning car at the site of an explosion in the Shi'ite town of Hermel, Jan. 16, 2014.
A man reacts near a burning car at the site of an explosion in the Shi'ite town of Hermel, Jan. 16, 2014.
VOA News
A car bomb has exploded in northeastern Lebanon, killing at least three people and wounding 20 others.
 
The bomb went off near a local government building in the center of Hermel, a town at the northern end of Lebanon's Bekaa Valley in a predominantly Shi'ite Muslim area, shattering windows and damaging nearby buildings.
 
The town is located just across the Syrian border from Qusair, where Hezbollah fighters helped Syrian forces reclaim control from rebels last June.
 
A Reuters photographer said he saw body parts strewn across the street and people with shrapnel wounds in the area of the blast. Hospitals were calling on people to give blood, the photographer said.

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Violence from the civil war in Syria has spilled over into the Mediterranean country and Shi'ite group Hezbollah, Lebanon's most powerful military and political movement, has sent fighters and advisers to aid ally President Bashar al-Assad, a member of the Alawite minority, in his battle with mainly Sunni rebels.
 
Hezbollah-controlled areas in Lebanon have been targeted by a series of bombings and rocket attacks claimed by hardline Sunni militants. Four car bombs have exploded in Hezbollah's stronghold in southern Beirut since July.
 
The attack occurred shortly before an international tribunal began a trial in absentia of four Hezbollah members accused of planning a car bombing that killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in 2005.
 
The trial in The Hague is highly contentious in Lebanon, but its political fallout has been overshadowed by the increasingly sectarian war in Syria over the past three years.
 
Some information in this report was provided by Reuters.

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by: Godwin from: Nigeria
January 16, 2014 9:22 AM
This is a guerrilla warfare between sunni and shi'ite islam - a proxy war between the two islamic superpowers or power houses in the Middle East - Iran and Saudi Arabia. The sheer inability of these two factions of one religion to pull themselves together buttresses the trouble they constitution in the world which they have overwhelmed with infestation of terrorism. When they call for unrest for minimal issues like child's play cartoons and there is no one to raise a voice of reason to call them to order exposes a cause in disarray. When will this people become tired of shedding blood?

How inhuman have they become to be called a religion of peace? How can they prove their message to kill and kill more is from God: which God is that hateful to want his creation wasted in suicide bombings, IEDs, terrorism and denials of fundamental human rights of citizens? I just wish its was those colonial Dark Age days when these peoples lived like apes on trees and caves, I would have liked to domesticate them in the proper perspective and teach them that God loves and not hate his creation, even if they don't love him; and that the God they claim to know and kill for does not cherish the killing they do in his name.

The world is in need of another colonization of the Middle East - a recolonization for a reorientation in the psyche of the peoples out there. For now, it seems those who brought them up did so by allowing their ancestors cohabit with lions, leopards, wolves and hyenas. Nothing else seems to prove the hypothesis of divide and rule, kill and divide and survival of the fittest syndrome as the only ways of life and systems of government in the region.


by: Moniq from: France
January 16, 2014 7:50 AM
Arabs... just keep them away from Europe...!!!

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