At least one person has been killed and two others have been injured in fresh clashes between supporters and opponents of the Syrian government in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. “One person was killed and two others wounded in Jabal Mohsen in an exchange of fire with residents of Bab al-Tibbaneh,” said a Lebanese security source on condition of anonymity on Thursday. The fighting came despite a ceasefire reached between the two sides on Wednesday. The security situation in Tripoli remains fragile following recent clashes that have led to a number of deaths and injuries.
At least 11 people have been killed and dozens more, including Lebanese military forces, have been wounded in clashes between pro and anti-Syrian government groups in two major districts of Bab al-Tibbaneh and Jabal Mohsen in Lebanon’s second largest city since August 20.The army units are still tracking down the gunmen and have managed to seize a quantity of machine guns, hand grenades, ammunition and military equipment. Although the violence in Tripoli is linked to the current conflict in Syria, some people in the city blame the Lebanese government for the continuation of the fighting. Tripoli has been the scene of similar clashes between the two groups over the past months. Several people have been killed and injured in the clashes and the fighting has forced residents to leave the volatile neighborhoods. DB/HSN