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National unity Cabinet formed in Lebanon, over 10 months after prime minister chosen

Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam has formed a national unity Cabinet, over 10 months after he became premier.

Salam was unable to form Cabinet until now because of deep divisions among Lebanese political groups, mostly over Syria's civil war.

The decree was announced Saturday at the Lebanese presidential palace.

Many Shiite Muslims in Lebanon back Syrian President Bashar Assad's government, while Sunnis support rebels trying to remove him from power.

Clashes been pro- and anti-Assad groups have killed scores of Lebanese over the past months. A wave of car bombs also claimed the lives of dozens.

Fears of a spillover of Syria's civil war to its smaller neighbor have intensified pressure on Lebanon's rival faction to make concessions.