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Army win in Lebanon’s Sidon has set sectarian “trap”, Sunnis say

SIDON, Lebanon (Reuters) – Soldiers strutted confidently down the battle-scarred streets of the Lebanese port of Sidon on Tuesday after routing a radical Sunni Muslim sheikh and his militant supporters in a two-day battle. Lebanese army soldiers secure the area as seen through a burnt car near the mosque complex where hardline Sunni cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir was believed to be sheltering with his supporters, in Abra near Sidon, southern Lebanon June 25, 2013. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho But many residents were seething over the crackdown, angry at the role of Hezbollah fighters they say triggered the fight and worried that the clashes portend more sectarian violence to come. Fighting in this…