“We will seek to alleviate the influx of refugees to Arsal and give the town a chance to recover from the ordeal that it had suffered,” Salam said. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam Friday partly blamed problems facing the border town of Arsal on the large number of Syrian refugees it is hosting, promising to find solutions to alleviate the refugee burden.Salam argued that part of Arsal's problems were caused by the large numbers of Syrian refugees who sought shelter in the Sunni town that has been supportive of the 3-year rebellion against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.Over 1.3 million Syrian refugees have sought shelter in Lebanon over the past three years, fleeing raging violence at home.
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