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Protests sweep Lebanon as fury at ruling elite grows

Lebanese protesters gather during demonstrations to demand better living conditions and the ouster of a cast of politicians who have monopolized power and influence for decades, on October 22, 2019 in the southern city of Sidon. (Photo by AFP)

Protests have engulfed all of Lebanon as demonstrators demand an end to the rule of the corrupted oligarchy.

The protesters' compass of wrath towards the fundamental flaw: the banks’ policy, which contributed to the accumulation of wealth of large depositors at the expense of the middle and poor classes.

Meanwhile, the Turkish aggression continues in Syria in parallel with the Syrian army's entry into new areas in al-Hasakah countryside towards Ras al-Ain.

At the same time, the Pentagon announced that the US will continue their withdrawal from the region, and will not be part of the so-called "safe zone".

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