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Twin blasts kill over 40 in Lebanon’s Tripoli

Posted By admin On August 23, 2013 @ 11:25 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Reuters [1]
August 23, 2013

Red Cross: At least 500 wounded in explosions outside mosques in northern Lebanese city; blasts in the largely Sunni city appear to be coordinated; Hezbollah says “terrorist explosions” aim to provoke sectarian tensions.

Twin explosions hit two mosques in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday, killing at least 42 people and wounding hundreds, intensifying the sectarian strife that has spilled over from the civil war in neighboring Syria.

The apparently coordinated blasts – the biggest and deadliest in Tripoli since the end of Lebanon’s own civil war – struck as locals were finishing Friday prayers in the largely Sunni Muslim city. Lebanese officials appealed for calm.

The explosions in Tripoli, 70 km (43 miles) from Beirut came a week after ahuge car bomb [2]┬ákilled at least 24 people in a part of the capital Beirut that is controlled by the Shi’ite Muslim militant movement Hezbollah.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Thirteen-killed-in-blasts-outside-two-mosques-in-Lebanons-Tripoli-324053

[2] huge car bomb: http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Powerful-blast-hits-south-Beirut-near-Hezbollah-complex-killing-one-323227

[3] Al Qaeda blames Hezbollah for Lebanon bombings: http://www.prisonplanet.com/al-qaeda-blames-hezbollah-for-lebanon-bombings.html

[4] Twin blasts hit Damascus security compounds; at least 27 killed: http://www.prisonplanet.com/twin-blasts-hit-damascus-security-compounds-at-least-27-killed.html

[5] Twin car-bombs kill dozens of Assad soldiers in Syria’s south, activists say: http://www.prisonplanet.com/twin-car-bombs-kill-dozens-of-assad-soldiers-in-syrias-south-activists-say.html

[6] Bomb blasts kill at least 41 in Iraq: http://www.prisonplanet.com/bomb-blasts-kill-at-least-41-in-iraq.html

[7] Syria health ministry: 25 killed Aleppo blasts: http://www.prisonplanet.com/syria-health-ministry-25-killed-aleppo-blasts.html

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