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Fighting flares in Lebanese city over Syria loyalties

By: Oliver Holmes TRIPOLI, Lebanon – Four people were killed and 15 wounded in overnight gun battles in the Lebanese city of Tripoli in a second night of fighting between Sunni and Alawite gunmen loyal to different sides in the … Continue reading

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Syria spillover clashes escalate in Lebanon

By: Hussein Malla TRIPOLI, Beirut – Fresh clashes broke out Friday in northern Lebanon between supporters and opponents of the Syrian regime, killing two people and wounding 17 others, Lebanese security officials said. The fighting in the port city of Tripoli … Continue reading

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A new front line in Syria’s conflict

By: Zoi Constantine TRIPOLI, Lebanon – Lebanese army vehicles loaded with soldiers roll along Syria Street in the Bab Al Tabbaneh area of Tripoli, the front line of sectarian fighting. About 20 people have been killed since simmering hostilities exploded … Continue reading

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12 dead in Lebanon in violence spurred by Syria unrest

Bloody clashes erupted Saturday between pro- and anti-Syrian regime fighters in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, the deadliest outburst of violence in recent weeks and further indication that Syria’s turmoil is spilling across borders. Twelve people were killed and approximately … Continue reading

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In a Lebanese City, Fighting Over Syria Conflict Is Deadly

Gun battles between pro- and anti-Syrian groups in the northern Lebanese port of Tripoli left at least 7 people dead and 22 wounded on Saturday, security officials said. The Syrian conflict has repeatedly spilled over into Tripoli, Lebanon’s second-largest city, … Continue reading

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Army kills Sunni cleric in Lebanon

TRIPOLI - Army troops shot dead a Sunni cleric on Sunday when his convoy failed to stop at a checkpoint in north Lebanon, the scene of deadly clashes linked to the uprising in Syria, a security official said. He told AFP that … Continue reading

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Death toll mounts in Lebanon as clashes erupt again

Fresh sectarian clashes erupted between pro- and anti-Syrian districts in the north Lebanon port city of Tripoli on Thursday, leaving one person dead and seven wounded, a security official said. “Sporadic clashes involving the use of rockets and machineguns began … Continue reading

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Lebanese army deploys troops to Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Lebanon - The Lebanese army has deployed to the northern Lebanon city of Tripoli after three days of clashes between backers and foes of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Hundreds of troops, backed by armored vehicles and joined by police, started … Continue reading

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Syria’s sectarian splits creep into Lebanon

A small but increasingly vocal number of Lebanon’s Sunni Muslims are backing Islamist leaders’ calls for regime change in neighboring Syria and voicing their fierce discontent with their own government, a sign that the sectarianism splitting Syria may be deepening … Continue reading

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Lebanon’s Little Syria

 By: Emile Hokayem Most Lebanese certainly wished otherwise, but it was only a matter of time before the bloodshed that has overwhelmed Syria for the past 15 months arrived at their doorstep. The conflict has now come to the northern … Continue reading

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