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Alawite-Sunni Fighting in Tripoli

 | 22/8/2012 03:48 PM

 

August 22 (LP)- Sectarian violence re irrupted in The Lebanese city of Tripoli,  where Sunni-Alawite violence flared for a third day as a result of  The Syrian conflict, which pits a mainly Sunni Muslim opposition against a ruling system dominated by Assad’s Alawite minority, threatens to destabilise neighbours including Lebanon.

The death toll from the fighting in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli rose to at least 10 with more than 100 wounded, medical sources said, in what residents said were some of the fiercest clashes there since Lebanon’s 1975-90 civil war.

The Syria conflict has revived old tensions in Tripoli between pro-Assad Alawites in the hilltop district of Jebel Mohsen and their Sunni neighbours in Bab al-Tabbaneh below.

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