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Unarmed protester killed in front of Iranian Embassy in Lebanon

BEIRUT -- An unarmed Lebanese protester was killed on Sunday by gunfire in front of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanese security officials said.

It was not clear who killed the man, a member of a small crowd demonstrating against the backing of Iran and its Hezbollah ally for Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Pro-Assad Lebanese gunmen were in the vicinity at the time of the killing, the sources said.

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