WHAT IS being reported as a car bombing has left Beirut in a panic.


The bomb was placed in a car in front of a library and 200 meters away from the office of the anti-Syrian Lebanese Phalange political movement, a Maronite Christian group.

[…] The Phalange is part of the March 14 movement, the anti-Syrian coalition that emerged after Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was assassinated in 2005. That movement was key in forcing the withdrawal of Syrian troops that had long occupied neighboring Lebanon.