Middle East Dozens die in Lebanon as Army clashes with Sunni supporters of Islamic State

The fighting in northern Lebanon follows a series of unprecedented Sunni attacks against Lebanese troops in recent weeks. Sunnis in Lebanon accuse the army of being under the control of Hezbollah, a Shiite organization.

By , Correspondent

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The thump of heavy machine gun fire echoed from tower blocks as thick black smoke billowed from the impoverished neighborhood of Bab al-Tebbaneh, a scene all too familiar for residents of this northern Lebanese city.