Terror Attacks Test Lebanon’s Welcome for Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugee children at a refugee camp in the town of Hosh Hareem, Lebanon, Jan. 4, 2016 (AP photo by Hassan Ammar).
Syrian refugee children at a refugee camp in the town of Hosh Hareem, Lebanon, Jan. 4, 2016 (AP photo by Hassan Ammar).
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In the early hours of June 27, four suicide bombers detonated their explosive belts in the sleepy Lebanese town of al-Qaa, which lies just a few kilometers from the Syrian frontier. Another four attackers would strike later in the evening, with the two attacks killing five and wounding scores more. In the context of spillover from the Syrian civil war, the violence itself was not an anomaly. Lebanon has been on high alert for retaliatory terrorist activity ever since 2013, when Hezbollah leader Sayed Hasan Nasrallah publicly announced the party’s fighters were active in Syria alongside longtime ally President Bashar […]

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