Alawite-Sunni fighting erupts in Lebanese port city

By REUTERS
May 13, 2012 10:28

BEIRUT - Two people were killed when fighting erupted overnight in the Lebanese city of Tripoli between members of the Alawite minority loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad and majority Sunni residents, witnesses and security officials said on Sunday.

Rocket-propelled grenades and automatic rifles were used in the fighting between armed groups in an Alawite enclave and surrounding Sunni neighborhoods in the port city, 70 km (44 miles) north of Beirut, they said.


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