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Twin blasts kill dozens in Lebanon's Tripoli

Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 01:11

Aug, 23 - Twin blasts in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli were the biggest and deadliest in that city since the end of Lebanon's civil war in 1990. Mana Rabiee reports.

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The chaos of an emergency room in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. This is the aftermath of twin explosions -- apparently coordinated -- that ripped through two mosques, killing dozens and wounding hundreds more. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) UNIDENTIFIED WOUNDED MAN, SAYING: "I was in the mosque going out, just finished prayers and leaving. I reached the door." Surveillence video captured the second blast....at the al-Salam mosque ... which government officials said was hit by a car bomb. The attacks, in this mostly Sunni Muslim city, were the biggest and deadliest in Tripoli since the end of Lebanon's sectarian civil war in 1990. This rescuer says the wounded are still coming in. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) RESCUER, ABOU RAMI, SAYING: "They are bringing wounded for us. We have 120 wounded exactly here until now, and the number is still increasing." The blasts come a week after a huge explosion killed at least 24 people in a Shi'ite Muslim stronghold of the capitol, Beirut. Lebanon's sectarian violence is in a resurgence, stoked by the war in Syria next door.

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Twin blasts kill dozens in Lebanon's Tripoli

Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 01:11