Michael Totten

Street Clashes in Northern Lebanon

by Michael J. Totten
Syria’s Bashar Assad ratchets up his war against Lebanon using the Palestinian terrorist organization Fatah Al Islam as his proxy to trigger the biggest street battles in the city of Tripoli since the civil war ended. Abu Kais explains.
UPDATE: Meanwhile, another car bomb exploded in the Achrafieh neighborhood of East Beirut and killed a 67 year-old woman.
UPDATE: If you want to know why Syria does what it does in Lebanon, read Tony Badran.