Army Clashes with Gunmen in Tripoli, Two Wounded

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Two people were injured in an exchange of gunfire between gunmen and the Lebanese army in the northern city of Tripoli, media reports said on Tuesday.

The overnight clashes took place in Mallouleh bridge, where the armed men erected a checkpoint.

The gunmen opened fire at Jabal Mohsen during the clashes with the army, leading to tension and sniper activity between the neighborhood and its rival Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood.

The army contained the situation before it further escalated.

On Friday twin car bombs struck the mostly Sunni Muslim northern port city of Tripoli, just a week after a blast ripped through a densely populated Shiite area of Beirut's Ruwais.

Tripoli has witnessed recurrent clashes between the Sunni-majority neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh and the mainly Alawite neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen.

The clashes have become more frequent and deadly since the beginning of the Syrian uprising, which pits the Sunni-led opposition against the regime of President Bashar Assad, who is Alawite.

Comments 8
Thumb rover98 27 August 2013, 09:08

If Lebanese army is over run by pro Hezbollah partisans than they'll be unwelcome in free Tripoli.

Missing coolmec 27 August 2013, 09:17

You finally said something I agree with.

Missing cleanleb 27 August 2013, 10:24

Oh... After reading posts by M14 sympathizes, I thought only HA has weapons outside the Government's sovereignty.
Banima3roof and co... Care to explain? You all seem to be in a coma when other sects carry weapons and shoot to kill at the LAF.
Care to explain why Jean Kahwaji did not attack Aarsal thugs after they mutilated the bodies of LAF soldiers and officers? Aoun knows very well why, that is why Aoun rejected Kahwaji's extension.

Missing cleanleb 28 August 2013, 06:17

yeah... the US works for you (sane3 bayak)
the US will spend hundred of millions of dollars by sending military assets thousands of miles because Saad is losing in politics...
you might be a little bit naive...

Thumb _mowaten_ 27 August 2013, 12:08

praise be to the US, may they bomb syria, lebanon, iran, kill everybody and bring us civilization so we can finally be allowed to eat mac donalds and drink coca cola while the depleted uranium enlightens us.

Missing Cloudhopper 27 August 2013, 14:26

Oh dear flamer, your love for trablus is glowing, speaking of a hellhole, how is your mom doing?

Default-user-icon Antwan (Guest) 27 August 2013, 16:04

you have to be retarded or inbred to shoot to the Army !

Thumb _mowaten_ 27 August 2013, 16:04

“Irony is wasted on the stupid” ― Oscar Wilde