The Lebanese army has taken control of Beirut and Tripoli to end fierce fighting between Hezbollah-led opposition fighters and supporters of the government. But the army has been accused of defying the country’s government and bowing to Hezbollah’s demands. Inside Story asks if the army is now playing politics and taking sides.
Are the Clashes in Beirut a Signal of the inception of a new War for the “New Middle East”?
Mosaic News – 5/9/08: World News from the Middle East
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