The neighbourhood of Qoubbeh, in Tripoli, Lebanon pockmarked with bullet holes from intense street fighting that ended 4 years ago. The conflict was between Alawite and Sunni neighbourhoods of Jabel Mohsen and Tabbaneh exacerbated by the neighbouring Syrian conflict of which the Alawaites supported Assad. International backers funnelled weapons through the economically deprived area fuelling local tensions. With neighbourhoods directly facing one another, the civilian casualty rate was high. The area is still recovering from the consequences but a network of highly active local reconciliation programmes have emerged healing rifts between the two groups.