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Masked gunmen murder Lebanese soldier in Tripoli

Masked gunmen on a motorcycle fatally wounded a Lebanese soldier Thursday in Tripoli, which has been regularly rocked by sectarian clashes linked to the conflict in Syria, the army said. Fadi Jbaili, a Sunni Muslim native of the northern port city, was shot in the Boulevard district as he walked to work at around 6:15 am (0415 GMT). "He was seriously wounded and later succumbed to his injuries," the army statement said.

Eleven die in clashes in Lebanon's Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - Eleven people died in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday in fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad which also sparked clashes with the Lebanese army, security and medical sources said. It was one of the deadliest days in the Mediterranean port city, which has seen frequent outbreaks of violence since the start of the conflict in neighboring Syria three years ago. Twenty-seven people have been killed in the last week, the sources said.

Death toll in Syria-fuelled fighting in Lebanon's Tripoli reaches 10

By Nazih Siddiq TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - The death toll from three days of fighting between members of two Muslim sects in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli rose to 10 on Saturday, security and medical sources said, in violence stoked by the civil war in neighboring Syria. One person was killed by a sniper and four more died on Saturday from injuries sustained earlier in the week during clashes between Sunni Muslims and members of the Shi'ite-derived Alawite sect in Lebanon's second city.

Death toll rises to 12 in Lebanon's Tripoli clashes

Death toll rises to 12 in Lebanon's Tripoli clashes BEIRUT, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- The death toll in the clashes of Lebanon's Tripoli rose to 12 killed and over 40 injured after three people were killed Sunday by sniper fire in Bab El Tebbaneh. A local security source told Xinhua that three people were killed in the resumption of exchanged sniper activity between the Mostly Alawite neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen and the Sunnite Ba El Tebbaneh. Clashes between the two rival neighborhoods had resumed in Tripoli after a relatively calm morning.

Sectarian clashes resume in Lebanon's Tripoli

Sectarian clashes resume in Lebanon's Tripoli BEIRUT, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- A new round of clashes erupted Saturday in Lebanon's northern port city of Tripoli between the rival Sunni neighborhood of Bab El Tebbaneh and mostly Alawite area of Jabal Mohsen, killing a man and injuring five others, a local security source told Xinhua. The clashes took place following an attack on a Jabal Mohsen resident who was shot in his feet in the Bab El Tebbaneh neighborhood. It is the second such incident in three days.

Lebanon army says suspect held over Alawite attack

The Lebanese army said it has detained a man suspected of beating and shooting Alawites in the northern city of Tripoli, scene of frequent violence linked to the Syrian war. Most Sunni Muslims in Tripoli, Lebanon's second largest city, support the revolt against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, who belongs to the Alawite offshoot of Shiite Islam. On Saturday assailants ambushed a bus transporting workers from Beirut to Tripoli as it made a routine stop at the entrance to Bab al-Tebbaneh district.

19 Alawites wounded in wave of north Lebanon attacks

A wave of attacks motivated by sectarianism in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli has wounded 19 members of the minority Alawite sect this week, a security official told AFP Saturday. The attacks come after a week-long battle between Alawite fighters in Tripoli's Jabal Mohsen neighbourhood and Sunni militants in the neighbouring Bab al-Tebbaneh area that killed 14 people from both sides. Nine Alawite workers were wounded on Saturday when gunmen shot and beat them.

19 Alawites wounded in wave of north Lebanon attacks

A wave of attacks motivated by sectarianism in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli has wounded 19 members of the minority Alawite sect this week, a security official told AFP Saturday. The attacks come after a week-long battle between Alawite fighters in Tripoli's Jabal Mohsen neighbourhood and Sunni militants in the neighbouring Bab al-Tebbaneh area that killed 14 people from both sides. Nine Alawite workers were wounded on Saturday when Alawite gunmen stopped the bus they were travelling in and opened fire.

Lebanon charges five men over Tripoli mosque bombings

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon on Friday charged five men, including a Sunni Muslim cleric close to the Syrian government, over bomb attacks on two mosques in the northern city of Tripoli last week that killed at least 42 people, judicial sources said. They said a military court accused Sheikh Ahmad Gharib and Mostafa Houri of forming an armed group to attack government institutions, organizing a terrorist cell and preparing the bombs against the two Sunni mosques in Tripoli.

Syria army captain among five charged over Lebanon bombings

Five people, including a Syrian army captain, were charged on Friday over deadly attacks in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli a week ago, a judicial source said. Two Lebanese religious figures were also charged over the twin car bombings outside Sunni mosques on August 23, which killed 45 people in the bloodiest attack since Lebanon's 15-year civil war ended in 1990. rd/mbx/txw
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