Analysis: Hezbollah's Syria victory risks wider Sunni-Shi'ite conflict




 
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Analysis: Hezbollah's Syria victory risks wider Sunni-Shi'ite conflict
 
June 6th, 2013  
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Analysis: Hezbollah's Syria victory risks wider Sunni-Shi'ite conflict
By Samia Nakhoul BEIRUT (Reuters) - The capture of Qusair by Syrian troops spearheaded by Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shi'ite Islamist militia, risks turning the war in Syria into a wider sectarian battle between Sunni and Shi'ite forces that will sweep through the country's neighbors. The fall of the town after weeks of fighting has emboldened the Syrian government and left the rebels contemplating their biggest defeat in a two-year-old war that has killed 80,000. In Damascus, the victory lifted the morale of a government under siege. ...




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