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Syrian tensions erupted in Lebanon. A Lebanese Shia group kidnapped more than 20 Sunnis in Beirut in retaliation for the kidnapping of one of its members by the Free Syrian Army in Syria. Gulf states urged citizens to leave Lebanon as kidnappings and violence between Shia and Sunnis spread across the country.
Lebanese officials said they had uncovered a Syrian plot to bomb political and religious leaders in order to incite sectarian violence. Indictments were issued against two Syrian officers.
A new computer virus targeting Lebanese banks to gather financial information on Hezbollah, Syria, or Lebanon was detected. Lebanon arrested a former minister and close ally of Syrian President Assad for helping to plan bomb attacks against Sunnis. Amid the rising tensions, Sunni Syrian workers fled Shiite neighborhoods.