Rights group: Lebanon evicting Syrian refugees from towns

Local officials in Lebanon are throwing Syrian out of their towns in a violation of their rights as refugees and residents, a human rights group said in a new report released Friday.

Human Rights Watch said it has documented evictions in 13 towns and villages putting more than 3,600 Syrians on the streets since 2017. It says another 7,000 Syrians were forced to abandon a camp near a military base during that time.

The rights group said it was a worrying trend ahead of an international donors' summit in Belgium to support Lebanon and other countries neighboring war-torn Syria.

Lebanese politicians say their country is straining under the weight of hosting nearly one...