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Beirut Bomb Blast: Syria And Lebanon's Turbulent History

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SYRIA LEBANON HISTORY
In this Thursday, March 17, 2005, file photo, a Lebanese opposition protester's shadow is seen next to anti-Syria graffiti on a wall at an onging protest at Martyr's Square in central Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, file) | AP

BEIRUT -- Syria has a long and tumultuous history of meddling into Lebanese affairs. For much of the past 30 years, the seven-times-smaller Lebanon has lived under Syrian military and political domination. Damascus has often stirred tensions within Lebanon's explosive sectarian mix of Christians and Muslims to advance its regional interests, including during the country's 15-year civil war that ended in 1990. Syria's powerful allies in Lebanon include the Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah. Important milestones affecting the Syria-Lebanon relationship: (*Captions by the Associated Press)

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