Footage has been released today from Reuters that paints the grim aftermath of the violence last night that claimed the lives of at least three people, and injured eighteen others.

The clashes between pro- and anti-Syrian groups emerged after Lebanese military shot by mistake an anti-Syrian cleric and his bodyguard. Sheik Ahmed Abdul Wahid, a Sunni Muslim cleric, and Mohammed Hussein Miraib were shot in their car as they passed through an army checkpoint.

Resident Mohammed Saab said, "This is a real war. We were sitting at home with our children, then we heard gunfire, we did not know who was shooting at whom."

Tensions between anti-Syrian Sunnis and Shia Muslims who support President Assad have been building since the conflict began in neighbouring Syria in March last year.

New clashes are expected on Monday afternoon as the funerals take place. The Lebanon opposition party has planned two demonstrations, in London and Beirut, at 6pm.