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Lebanese Prime Minister on Impact of Syrian Civil War: February 18, 2013

Lebanese Prime Minister on Impact of Syrian Civil War: February 18, 2013

Lebanese prime minister on impact of Syrian civil war: February 18, 2013

With the Syrian civil war entering its third year, the impact was being felt far beyond the nation itself. Live fire was reported on all sides of Syria's border with Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, and Turkey. Refugees flooded into surrounding countries, with Turkey and Lebanon bearing the brunt of the humanitarian crisis. Syria's conflict reignited regional power struggles, such as those between Saudi Arabia and Iran, as the latter backed the regime of Bashar al-Assad, while the former funneled weapons to the rebels. Tensions increased among the region's ethnic groups as well—Assad's government draws a majority of its support from Alawites, Christians, ...

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