Lebanese army redeploys in northern city after sectarian fighting

Security officials say Lebanese soldiers are fanning out in the northern city of Tripoli a day after sectarian clashes killed five people and wounded nearly 60. Gunmen have withdrawn and army reinforcements are taking up positions between rival neighborhoods of Sunni Muslim government supporters and Alawite followers of the Hizbullah-led opposition. TV footage shows bullet holes in apartment buildings, shops shuttered and twisted metal and debris littering streets and alleys. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to media. The death toll from Wednesday's fighting rose overnight when one man died, bringing the total dead to five, with 58 wounded.