Lebanon

The Free Sunnis of Baalbek Brigade, which has claimed several terror attacks in Lebanon, including last week’s suicide blast at the Duroy Hotel in Beirut, pledged its allegiance to the newly named Islamic State and its caliph, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Syrian state media claimed that three explosives-packed cars, including two with Lebanese license plates, were found in the Qalamoun region along the Lebanese border. Two Palestinians were killed and at least four people were wounded in a clash in the Shatila refugee camp in southern Beirut. Medical supplies are running low in the border town of Arsal.

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