Hizbullah Wary of Syrians in Beirut

(NOW-Lebanon) - Maha Houteit and Adam Rasmi As Syrians fleeing the two-year old conflict continue to pour into the Beirut neighborhood of Dahiyeh, home of Hizbullah's security headquarters, the militia's security agents are increasingly targeting the Syrian community. A curfew has just been implemented for Syrians, prohibiting them from wandering the streets after 9 p.m. The recent rocket attacks in the adjacent suburb of Shiyah have only made the suspicion of Syrians grow. Ali al-Amin, a political analyst for al-Balad, says, "Hizbullah is aware of each Syrian present in Dahiyeh, as their identity cards are confiscated before settling in the area."

2013-06-04 00:00:00

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