Liz Sly is the Post’s Beirut bureau chief, and is currently covering the turmoil in the wider Middle East. Before joining the Post, she covered Iraq for the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. She has over two decades experience as a foreign correspondent, based in the Middle East, Africa, China, South Asia and Europe.
There are many suspects in the Lebanese Shiite commander’s killing, which risks stirring sectarian strife.
Many fear the rapprochement will raise the stakes in the Sunni-Shiite struggle for regional influence.
The Tawheed Brigade’s Abdul Qader Saleh was perhaps the sole rebel figure with a wide, solid following.
Civilians flee a new Syrian offensive that aims to cut rebel supply lines.