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Fearful Lebanese Sunnis drawn to hard-line leaders

Lebanese pop idol Fadel Shaker shot to stardom crooning ballads that earned him the nickname "The King of Romance." He disappeared as a bearded, gun-toting Sunni hard-liner in a shootout with the army in the coastal city of Sidon.Full story

Lebanese army fires shots to break up Sidon protests

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese soldiers opened fire to break up a protest outside a mosque in the southern port of Sidon on Friday, days after the army fought Sunni Islamist militants there and seized control of the area. Full story

Army win in Lebanon's Sidon has set sectarian 'trap': Sunnis say

SIDON, Lebanon (Reuters) - Soldiers strutted confidently down the battle-scarred streets of the Lebanese port of Sidon on Tuesday after routing a radical Sunni Muslim sheikh and his militant supporters in a two-day battle. Full story

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A poster of Mohamed Hassan Shehade, a Hezbollah fighter who died in the Syrian conflict, hangs on a building in Adloun town, south of Sidon
A poster of Mohamed Hassan Shehade, a Hezbollah fighter who died in the Syrian conflict, hangs on a building in Adloun town, south of Sidon

A poster of Mohamed Hassan Shehade, a Hezbollah fighter who died in the Syrian conflict, hangs on a building in Adloun town, south of Sidon in southern Lebanon, July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Lebanese army soldiers secure the area as seen through a burnt car near the mosque complex where hardline Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir was believed to be sheltering with his supporters, in Abra near Sidon, southern Lebanon.
Lebanese army soldiers secure the area as seen through a burnt car near the mosque complex where hardline Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir was believed to be sheltering with his supporters, in Abra near Sidon, southern Lebanon.

Lebanese army soldiers secure the area as seen through a burned car near the mosque complex where hardline Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir was believed to be sheltering with his supporters, in Abra near Sidon, southern Lebanon on June 25.

A Musaharati, or dawn awakener, heats his drum before touring the streets to wake observant Muslims for their overnight 'sahur' in Sidon
A Musaharati, or dawn awakener, heats his drum before touring the streets to wake observant Muslims for their overnight 'sahur' in Sidon

A Musaharati, or dawn awakener, heats his drum before touring the streets to wake observant Muslims for their overnight 'sahur', last meal, before the day's fast during Ramadan in Sidon's Old City in south Lebanon just before dawn July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY

A Musaharati, or dawn awakener, applies traditional Kohl eyeliner before touring the streets to wake observant Muslims for their overnight 'sahur' in Sidon
A Musaharati, or dawn awakener, applies traditional Kohl eyeliner before touring the streets to wake observant Muslims for their overnight 'sahur' in Sidon

A Musaharati, or dawn awakener, applies traditional Kohl eyeliner before touring the streets to wake observant Muslims for their overnight 'sahur', last meal, before the day's fast during Ramadan in Sidon's Old City in south Lebanon just before dawn July 12, 2013. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON - Tag