Eight arrested after arson attack on Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon

Lebanon’s army said it had arrested eight people after a number of locals in Tripoli set fire to an informal refugee settlement for Syrians in the country’s north. The army said on Sunday it “arrested two Lebanese nationals and six Syrians over a personal dispute… between a number of Lebanese men and Syrian workers”, according to a statement. “The Lebanese men fired bullets in the air and torched the tents of Syrian refugees,” it added, without elaborating on the cause of the altercation between the Syrian and Lebanese defendents. Saturday’s fire tore through the tented shelters of some 75 f…

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