LEBANON MOURNS 42 KILLED IN TWIN CAR BOMBINGS

0

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Lebanon observed a day of national mourning Saturday for 42 people killed in powerful bombings outside two Sunni mosques in a city riven by strife over Syria’s war. The attack on Friday in the northern city of Tripoli—the deadliest in the country since its 1975-1990 civil war—drew strong condemnation from the international community. Coming a week after a bombing in the Beirut bastion of Shiite movement Hezbollah, a close ally of Bashar al-Assad, the bombings risk further stoking tensions between supporters and foes of the Syrian president. The blasts hit during weekly Muslim prayers, in a city where Sunni supporters of Syria’s rebels engage in frequent, often deadly, clashes with Alawites, who back the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Advertisements

AFP

Share.
loading...
Loading...

Please follow our commenting guidelines.

Comments are closed.