Tripoli Clashes Renew as Intense Sniper Activity Recorded

Clashes renewed on Saturday evening on several fighting frontiers in the northern city of Tripoli, as heavy sniper activity was recorded in the region.

“Fighting is taking place in al-Maloula, Baal al-Darawish, Satarco, Talaat al-Omari, the surroundings of al-Nasiri mosque, Souq al-Qameh, Hara Barranieh, the Hariri Project, al-Baqqar and al-Amercan in the city,” the state-run National News Agency detailed.

The NNA added that intense sniper activity was recorded on the international road that connects Tripoli to Akkar.

“Amy forces responded to the sources of fire, using illumination bombs to locate the positions of snipers and gunmen,” the same source said, noting that tension surged in the region after the eruption of the clashes.

Ahmed Nasser and Ali Qassem were wounded in the overnight clashes on Friday as sniper activity along the international highway in the Tabbaneh and Abou Ali roundabout persisted.

The clashes in Tripoli had renewed in light of the death of Taleb Assi of Jabal Mohsen from injuries he had sustained when unknown assailants opened fire at him in Tripoli's al-Qobbeh area.

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