Lebanese children run past a gunman from Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri's Amal movement in Beirut, Lebanon's Corniche al-Mazraa district on May 8, 2008. Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah opposition took control of the predominantly Muslim half of Beirut on May 9, 2008, in a major blow to the U.S.-backed government. The fighting was triggered after the government targeted Hezbollah's military communications network. Hezbollah said the government had declared war against them.
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