• LEBANON MOURNS 42 KILLED IN TWIN CAR BOMBINGS

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    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.

    AFP

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