Statue of Iranian commander divides Lebanese

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    A statue in Beirut of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, erected on the anniversary of his killing by the U.S., has stirred pride among his Lebanese supporters and anger from opponents who see it as a symbol of Iran’s dominance.

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