The UK urged its citizens to avoid travel to Lebanon. A group of Kuwaitis is being evacuated from Lebanon. A court charged five people, including a Syrian intelligence officer and two Lebanese sheikhs, with operating a terrorist cell in the north that targeted religious institutions and leaders. The cell is tied to recent mosque bombings in which 47 people were killed and 500 wounded. Authorities denied that rising concerns over a possible Western strike on Syria is disrupting airline service in Beirut. Security in Beirut is being beefed up due to a series of car bombings.

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