The Gangs of Beirut, a War Apart

Militias may be gone, but arms remain ready to fight in Beirut. While many are still armed, Beirut’s Sunnis are neither armed, nor trained the way they once were. The heart of what has become known as West Beirut, the Sunni’s stronghold during the country’s 15-years civil war, is now a mixture of mostly Sunni and Shia residents, who often clash with heavy weaponry in neighbourhood battles.

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