Clashes break out in Beirut after slain official's funeral




 
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Clashes break out in Beirut after slain official's funeral
 
October 22nd, 2012  
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Clashes break out in Beirut after slain official's funeral
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Gunmen exchanged fire in southern districts of Beirut overnight after the state funeral of an assassinated Lebanese intelligence chief ended in violence when angry mourners broke away and tried to storm the offices of Prime Minister Najib Mikati. Sunday's clashes fed into a growing political crisis in Lebanon linked to the civil war in neighboring Syria. Opposition leaders and their supporters accuse Syria of being behind the car bombing that killed Brigadier General Wissam al-Hassan on Friday. ...

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