BEIRUT, May 22 (KUNA) -- At least 11 people have been killed 50 AND others
HAVE suffered injuries in ongoing fighting in northern Lebanon that erupted
last Sunday, the daily newspaper said in its edition published on Wednesday.
Latest exchanges of gunfire between foe gunmen entrenched in the districts
of Bab Al-Tebbaneh and Baal Mohsen in the port city of Tripoli, some 80 km
from Beirut, resulted in death of six people, raising the casualty toll since
break-out of the fighting to 11 dead and more than 50 others wounded, An-Nahar
quoted a security source as saying.
A number of the wounded were hit with stray bullets far from the
The Lebanese Army has deployed armored units in the city in a bid to quell
Jabal Mohsen is a hotbed for Alawite gunmen that support Syrian regime and
Bab Al-Tebbaneh includes strongholds for Sunni Muslim militiamen that back the
The armed militiamen often engage in fighting on streets and narrow roads
snaking among residential districts in Tripoli, Lebanon's second largest city.
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