Lebanon: Deadly Clashes Erupt in Tripoli

Lebanon: Deadly Clashes Erupt in Tripoli

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - At least four people were killed in fighting in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli between opposing sides, security and medical sources said on Thursday.

The violence, which broke out on Tuesday between fighters in the district of Bab Tabbaneh and the nearby enclave of Jebel Mohsen, subsided into sporadic gunfire on Thursday as the army deployed across the city, residents said.

Accroding to Reuter, two of the dead came from Bab Tabbaneh and two from Jebel Mohsen. All were killed by sniper fire, the sources said. Thirty-nine people were also wounded in the clashes.

The adjacent neighbourhoods have witnessed sporadic clashes since the Syrian conflict began in early 2011.

In August, two car bombs at a mosques in Tripoli killed 42 people and wounded hundreds. Explosions, rocket attacks and kidnappings elsewhere have put Lebanon on edge in recent months and stirred memories of its own 1975-90 civil war.

Lebanon is struggling to curb the spillover of violence from the prolonged conflict in neighboring Syria, where well over 100,000 people have been killed in the last two and a half years.

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