Lebanon limits entry of Syrians as asylum seekers fleeing the Syria war strain fragile country

January 5, 2015 9:00 AM

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BEIRUT – Lebanon has begun limiting the flow of Syrians entering the country as it struggles to cope with a flood of asylum seekers fleeing the civil war next door.

The unprecedented restrictions that went into effect Monday establish new categories of entry visas for Syrians and sharply limit the period of time they may stay in Lebanon.

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