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Clashes in Lebanon’s Tripoli kill 11

Fighting between Sunni and Alawite residents of the city was continuing for a fourth day on Wednesday


 

Lebanese soldiers deploy along the demarcation line between Tripoli's Sunni Muslim Bab al-Tabbneh Syria street, and the mainly Alawite Jabal Mohsen area, north of the capital Beirut, on May 21, 2013, two days after at least two people were killed and six others wounded in running gun battles in this northern Lebanese city, a security source told AFP. (AFP Photo)
Lebanese soldiers deploy along the demarcation line between Tripoli’s Sunni Muslim Bab al-Tabbneh Syria street, and the mainly Alawite Jabal Mohsen area, north of the capital Beirut, on May 21, 2013
(AFP Photo)

(AFP) – At least 11 people have died and more than 100 been wounded in three days of Syria-related clashes in Lebanon’s flashpoint city of Tripoli, a security source said on Wednesday.

Fighting between Sunni and Alawite residents of the city was continuing for a fourth day on Wednesday but clashes had become more sporadic, the source told AFP.

An AFP correspondent said large parts of the city of 500,000 people were shut down on Wednesday, with schools and shops closed after a night of fierce clashes.

Two Lebanese soldiers were among the dead, the source said, and at least 10 of the wounded were military personnel deployed to try to calm the violence that broke out on Sunday.

Fighting on Tuesday alone killed five people, with the violence extending outside the usual flashpoint neighbourhoods of Bab el-Tebbaneh and Jabal Mohsen.

Clashes have often pitted residents of Sunni Bab el-Tebbaneh against those from the neighbouring Alawite area of Jabal Mohsen.

Violence has regularly broken out in the city since the beginning of the uprising in neighbouring Syria.

The largely Sunni town is home to a small community of Alawites, an offshoot of Shiite Islam to which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad belongs.

The latest violence began as the Assad regime launched an assault on the rebel stronghold of Qusayr, near the border with Lebanon.

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