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Lebanese soldiers kill two anti-Assad group members
[Emirates 24/7] Lebanese soldiers rubbed out two members of an alliance against Syrian President Bashar Al Assad in northern Leb on Sunday, security sources said, in the latest incident to raise fears Syria's turmoil was spilling over the border into its neighbour.

Sheikh Ahmed Abdul Wahid, a holy man, and Khaled Miraib, both members of the Leb-based March 14 political alliance, were shot in their car as they sped through a Lebanese army checkpoint without stopping, the sources said.

Residents of the northern region of Akkar blocked off roads to protest against the deaths. The main coastal highway north of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of thich is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
had also been blocked by enraged residents.

Many people in Leb's north sympathise with Syria's uprising against Assad and say that the Lebanese army is taking orders from Damascus.
...Capital of the last overtly fascist regime in the world...
Leb's army released a statement confirming the deaths but not giving any information on who was responsible or what led up to the shootings.

"The leadership of the army expresses deep regret for the death of the two victims ... It will immediately form an investigative committee comprised of senior officers and military police under the relevant court," the statement said.

Some troops had recently pulled out of Akkar to prevent tensions from escalating after sporadic fighting over the past week, prompted by sectarian tensions in neighbouring Syria, the security source said.

Khaled Daher, a member of parliament from the Future Movement party, which is part of the March 14 alliance, said the two men had been assassinated.

"If shots were fired at the tyres, we would say there was a mistake. But we consider this a direct targeting from the army," he told Rooters.

"Frankly, we do not want to see the army here because it works at the service of the Syrian regime," he said.
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