In this Tuesday, April. 30, 2013 photo, a Lebanese man passes in front of a large poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, and two Alawite fighters killed in Syria with Arabic w

 

              In this Tuesday, April. 30, 2013 photo, a Lebanese man passes in front of a large poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, and two Alawite fighters killed in Syria with Arabic w
In this Tuesday, April. 30, 2013 photo, a Lebanese man passes in front of a large poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, and two Alawite fighters killed in Syria with Arabic writing that reads, "at your service, oh Assad," and, "bullets will not terrify us and we are not scared of traitors," in the predominantly Alawite neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon. Lebanese members of the Syrian leader's Alawite sect fear their tiny community will be a casualty of the civil war raging in the neighboring country. Already, Sunni extremists have stoned a school bus, vandalized stores and beaten or stabbed a number of men in a wave of attacks against Lebanese Alawites, raising fears of more violence should Assad be removed from power. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)