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Supporters of radical Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir carry a poster bearing his portrait next to members of the Lebanese Army at the entrance of the Bilal bin Rabah mosque in the Abra district of the southern city of Sidon on June 29, 2013. Source: AFP Photo/Mahmoud Zayyat


Lebanese military releases 29 detainees

Lebanese military releases 29 detainees

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Calm was restored to Sidon in southern Lebanon on Saturday, a day after demonstrations in solidarity with Sunni preacher Sheikh Assir swept the city following clashes between his militia and the Lebanese armed forces. Political tensions remain,...