Tag: Tripoli

What Is Behind the Continuous Violence in Tripoli?

What Is Behind the Continuous Violence in Tripoli?

The latest clashes in Tripoli in north Lebanon are not just a result of Islamic extremism or a spillover effect from the Syrian war. A group of men sat on the sidewalk, drinking Arabic coffee in Tripoli’s old souks. The wall behind them was covered...

Hezbollah After Syria

Hezbollah After Syria

The Syrian conflict has permanently altered the character and geography of Hezbollah. Hezbollah’s intervention in the Syrian Civil War has forever changed the character of the organization. Once rooted in lifting the Shi’a of Lebanon to their rightful place in the Lebanese political...

Sectarianism and Civil Conflict in Tripoli

Sectarianism and Civil Conflict in Tripoli

Sunni fighters in Lebanon’s Tripoli are becoming increasingly inspired by the organization of Syrian armed groups, and are seeking to build their own incipient combative organizations to defeat their Alawite “near enemies” in the city. Tripoli’s street battles are once again the center...

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