After deadly car bombings last week in Beirut, the
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Since the first of the year, two car bombings believed to be a spillover from the civil war in neighboring Syria have struck residential areas in Beirut. Last Thursday, at least four people were killed in an area believed to be a Hezbollah stronghold. Earlier, a Dec. 27 bombing at a downtown commercial center killed seven people including Sunni political figure Mohamad Chatah, who had been an ambassador to the U.S. and a Hezbollah critic.
CNN reports that a group called ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, claimed responsibility Saturday for the Thursday attack. The group, considered an Al Qaeda affiliate, opposes Hezbollah and its support of Syrian President