One killed in clashes in Lebanon street battle

By REUTERS
February 11, 2012 14:55

 
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TRIPOLI - One person was killed and several soldiers wounded in street battles in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on Saturday, a security source said, in a second day of violence involving supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The coastal city is dominated by Sunni Muslims who support the 11-month uprising against Assad in neighboring Syria, but is also home to members of Assad's Alawite minority.

Residents said rocket-propelled grenades were fired from the Sunni Muslim district of Bab al-Tabbaneh towards the Alawite district of Jebel Mohsen, but caused no injuries.

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