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Hezbollah says Saudi declares Lebanon war over Hariri detention

By Reuters
11 November 2017   |   4:30 pm
Hezbollah’s leader says that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon and his Iran-backed group, accusing Riyadh of detaining Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign as Lebanon’s prime minister.

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