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FILE -- In this May 15, 2012, file photo, Lebanese army soldiers patrol after a clashes in the old market of the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon. From radical preachers to irreverent taxi drivers, anger is spreading through Lebanon’s Sunni community toward the country’s military, adding a dangerous twist to Lebanon’s instability, already shaken by relentless bombings. Many Sunnis accuse the military of siding with their rivals, the powerful Shiite group Hezbollah, as sectarian tensions grow in Lebanon, stoked by the civil war in neighboring Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

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Say hello, Assad: See the Navy warships off the coast of Syria

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