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Lebanon battles Syria rebels

Thousands of civilians flee deadly fight for border city

Posted: August 5, 2014 at 3:43 a.m.
Updated: August 4, 2014 at 6:47 p.m.

LABWEH, Lebanon -- Lebanese troops battled rebels from Syria for control of a border city Monday, the deadliest challenge in years for the armed forces of a tiny country whose own sectarian tensions could boil over from the incursion.

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