Backlash against Syria refugees after Lebanon soldiers killed

Civilians flee the eastern Lebanese town of Arsal near the Syrian border, on August 28, 2014, as Lebanese troops clash with gunmen in the areaThe kidnap and murder of Lebanese security forces by jihadists from Syria has sparked new tensions in Lebanon, including a backlash against Syrian refugees and a string of sectarian kidnappings. Relatives of the missing soliders and policemen, who were kidnapped during fierce clashes in the Lebanese border town of Arsal last month, have blocked roads in protest and even carried out counter-kidnaps.

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