Lebanon: The Gathering Storm (13/27)
A poster featuring Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, his father, Hafez al-Assad, and brother, Maher al-Assad, hangs above the Alawite muslim neighbourhood of Jabel Moshen, in Tripoli, Lebanon. Jabel Moshen is home to the majority of Lebanon's Alawite community, thought to number approximately 120,000. They have close ties to the Alawite community in Syria and the area has seen sectarian clashes with the adjacent Sunni muslim quarter, Bab al-Tabbaneh, as far back as the civil war.
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