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The detritus of battle
A deadly shootout litters the streets of southern Lebanon with bullet casings
 

(REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir)

Southern Lebanon suffered a deadly shootout yesterday. Followers of Sunni sheik Ahmad al-Assir attacked soldiers of the Hezbollah-led Shiite army, killing at least 16 people in Sidon, Lebanon's third-largest city. The violent clashes over the past two days have effectively rendered the area a war zone.

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