File - A Lebanese man with his family stand outside their home in Tfail village, at the Lebanese-Syrian border, eastern Lebanon, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
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Like Lebanese public opinion as a whole, residents of the tiny border village of Tfail are split over Hezbollah's involvement in Syria. The issue, however, is quite literally close to home: Hezbollah has stationed troops in the eastern Bekaa village which juts out into the Qalamoun hills. According to one resident who is still living in the village, Hezbollah has men stationed in a number of houses around the village, and has other fighters positioned in the outskirts of the village. Hezbollah's presence in Tfail, whose residents are predominantly Sunni, dates back approximately a year, when fighting flared between forces loyal to the Syrian regime and insurgents on the outskirts of the village.Ahmad also called on Hezbollah to let the Lebanese citizens return to their villages.
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