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ACC-21026January_Newsletter_p - the Christian leadership...

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Page -26- There is an internal struggle, including a simmering civil war that has been going on in Lebanon for the past several years. Lebanon has been pro-US because of a majority of its people are Christians with a minority of Muslim. However this has been changing. ..primarily because of the work of the Hezbolla (or Hizbollah), a Over the last few years, most of the Christian leadership has been assassinated. Additionally, Hezbollah has grown so large and powerful that they have challenged
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Unformatted text preview: the Christian leadership. This erupted into running gun battles between the government forces and the Hezbolla last year (in essence a small civil war) . ..in the which the Hezbollah came out on top. There is a truce of sorts, but every week the government forces get smaller while the Hezbolla are reinforced by new troops from Itan and Syria. In the map below you can get an idea of how strong and well positioned the Hezbolla and the pro-Syrian militias are. GRI Newsletter, January 2009 © Roger K. Young 2009 all rights reserved...
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