Lebanon: North Lebanon clashes between opponents and supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad escalate, killed 5
Fighting with assault rifles and grenades between opponents and supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad escalated in the northern city of Tripoli Monday, killing five people and wounding at least 10, security sources said.
The sources said four men died in the mainly pro-Assad neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen, while a fifth person was killed near Bab al-Tabbaneh, a mainly by anti-Assad district of the port city. Tension and fear had gripped Tripoli earlier Monday after both political and security efforts failed to maintain a cease-fire along the demarcation lines between the rival neighborhoods.
Armed men on motorcycles were seen on Tripoli’s Azmi Street for the first time since clashes broke out late Saturday evening. Azmi Street is outside the battle zone.