Islamic State's Sway Spreads to Lebanon

(Wall Street Journal) Yaroslav Trofimov - In Tripoli's Bab-el-Tabbaneh neighborhood in Lebanon, where an Islamist militia already holds sway and where Lebanese army checkpoints come under gunfire or grenade attack almost nightly, support for the Sunni radicals of Islamic State is clear. Giant murals of the militant group's black-and-white flags are painted on the sides of buildings off the main thoroughfare. Among Lebanon's Sunni community - 27% of the population - the violent movement is finding fertile ground.

2014-10-22 00:00:00

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