Syria street in Tripoli in northern Lebanon is on the front line of a religious and political conflict. Sunnis versus Shi'ite Alawites. Both groups are Muslim - but they're bitter enemies.
The Shiite militant group Hezbollah has blamed Sunni extremists, not Israel, for the death of its top commander in Syria this week. The Lebanese group's battle-hardened fighters have helped prop up the Assad regime.
Washington's decision to stay out of Syria's civil war means it has little sway to compel peace among the warring factions. As a result, the prospects for a sustained cease-fire and eventual peace may be far away.
Leaders of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite branch of Islam have openly taken a stand against his regime. In a document obtained by media, heads of the sect also call for peace after five years of war.
At least 11 are dead and 28 injured as regime forces traded missile fire with rebels in Aleppo. The city is seen as a potential flashpoint in the six-week old ceasefire.
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