Two anti-Assad activists shot dead at checkpoint


Lebanese soldiers shot dead two members of an alliance against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad in northern Lebanon yesterday, security sources said, in the latest incident to raise fears Syria’s turmoil was spilling over the border into its neighbour.

Sheikh Ahmed Abdul Wahid, a Sunni Muslim cleric, and Khaled Miraib, both members of the Lebanon-based March 14th alliance, were shot as their car sped through a Lebanese army checkpoint, the sources said. Many Sunni Muslims in Lebanon’s north sympathise with Syria’s Sunni-led uprising and say the Lebanese army is taking orders from Damascus. –(Reuters)