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Also Tuesday, a U.N. delegation tasked with investigating the use of chemical weapons landed in Lebanon on its way for its first trip to Syria.

Hezbollah’s active support of Mr. Assad’s forces has fanned the flames of sectarian tensions in the region. The Syrian conflict, now in its third year, is increasingly being fought along sectarian lines, pitting Sunni Muslims against Shiite Muslims and spilling over into Lebanon.

The overwhelmingly Sunni rebels fighting to topple Mr. Assad see Hezbollah’s involvement as a declaration of war.

This article is based in part on wire service reports.

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Shaun Waterman

Shaun Waterman

Shaun Waterman is an award-winning reporter for The Washington Times, covering foreign affairs, defense and cybersecurity. He was a senior editor and correspondent for United Press International for nearly a decade, and has covered the Department of Homeland Security since 2003. His reporting on the Sept. 11 Commission and the tortuous process by which some of its recommendations finally became ...

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