Tripoli clashes kill four

Four people were killed in clashes in Tripoli between pro- and anti-Assad groups.

Tripoli clashes kill four

World Bulletin / News Desk

Four people were killed in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli on Saturday in exchanges of fire between neighbourhoods which support rival sides in Syria's civil war.

The dead - including a teenage schoolboy and a man in his 30s - were from the Bab al-Tabbaneh district, whose residents overwhelmingly support the rebels battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Thirty people, including five soldiers, were wounded in the shooting between gunmen in Bab al-Tabbaneh and the adjacent neighbourhood of Jebel Mohsen, which supports the Syrian leader Assad.

Lebanon's caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati held talks with the interior minister and other security officials in the Mediterranean city to discuss how to end the violence, which erupted despite the deployment of soldiers in both rival districts.

Sniper shots and rocket fire could still be heard in the area at around 2.30 pm (1230 GMT), four hours after the fighting broke out, residents said.

Last Mod: 30 Kasım 2013, 17:50
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