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Congress rebukes Lebanon over Syrian refugee transfers

Congress is asking the State Department to weigh in on Lebanon’s dispute with the UN refugee agency as it seeks to repatriate thousands of Syrian refugees.

Lebanon is coming under increased scrutiny over its deal with the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria to repatriate thousands of refugees back to Syria and Lebanon's ensuing spat with the United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR.

Now US lawmakers, already skeptical of Beirut over Hezbollah’s influence in the country, are chiming in as well.

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