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Lebanon blasts reflect spillover of Iran-Saudi proxy war in Syria
Lebanon blasts reflect spillover of Iran-Saudi proxy war in Syria

TEHRAN -- Two deadly bombings in Beirut over the last week and the arrest of a fugitive Saudi militant in the Nov. 19 attack on Iran's embassy in the Lebanese capital reflect the escalating spillover of a proxy war in Syria. Iranian Shiite Muslims and rival Sunnis in Saudi Arabia have been battling for years for dominance in the Middle East. But the rivalry has intensified since May, when the Lebanon-based and Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia made clear it had intervened in Syria's civil war on the side of the embattled Shiite-aligned government. And as Iran and the United States have recently taken steps toward improving relations after 34 years of bitter animosity following...

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