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16 soldiers killed in Lebanon fighting

Lebanon has seen its worst fighting since the start of the Syrian civil war with over a dozen soldiers killed on Monday.

Government troops fought armed Sunni Muslim militiamen in the southern city of Sidon, causing the death of at least 16 soldiers and injuring dozens more.

Spillovers from neighbouring Syria have sparked fears of the re-ignition of sectarian violence in Lebanon.

See the Telegraph for full report.

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