Syrian violence spills into neighboring Lebanon

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A Sunni Muslim gunman takes position behind sandbags in the Sunni Muslim dominant Bab al-Tebbaneh neighborhood in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, during clashes with Alawites, Aug. 21, 2012. The fighting between Sunni Muslims and Alawites in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli are another spillover from the war in neighboring Syria, security and medical sources said on Tuesday.

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Wave of attacks kills at least 82 across Iraq

Updated at 4:12 a.m. ET: BAGHDAD, Iraq — A wave of bombings and an attack on an Iraqi military based killed at least 82 people on Monday. The death toll made it the bloodiest day of the year in the country, The Associated Press reported. 

More than 100 others were wounded, police and hospital sources said.

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