Middle East

Oct 22, 2012

Clashes erupt at funeral of Lebanon’s security chief

Violence swept through the crowd of thousands who mourned Brigadier-General Wissam Al-Hassan, writes Australian freelancer Scott Mitchell in Beirut.

Lebanon buried the nation’s chief of intelligence of the Internal Security Forces yesterday, as mourning turned to violence that threatened to bring Syria’s civil conflict across the border onto the country’s streets.


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