Two killed, 12 Wounded in Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh Clashes

Two men were killed on Tuesday by sniper gunshots during clashes between Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh regions in the northern city of Tripoli.

“The bullets that killed Mohammed Ibrahim, 65, were shot from al-Qobbah region,” a military source told Agence France Press, adding that the army is now firing back at the sources of the gunshots.

The second victim is Abdul Rahman Nassouh, 26, the National News Agency reported.

Twelve others were also injured in these clashes -- two in Jabal Mohsen and 10 in Bab al-Tabbaneh -- , while shops and businesses in the area closed down especially in Syria street that separates between both feuding regions.

Meanwhile, the army announced that it will be deploying more forces in Tripoli to prevent any further development of the fighting.

Tension in the northern city rose following the death of several Lebanese Islamists in the neighboring country in an ambush carried out by the Syrian regime in Tall Kalakh.

Media outlets reporting the news had conflicting information about the number of people who died and those who survived the attack.

While the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a group of 30 rebels "were caught in an ambush by government troops in the area of Tall Sarin near the town of Tal Kalakh”, Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5) said the ambush left 20 Lebanese men dead, adding that they hail from Akkar's Fnaideq and Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh and al-Mankoubine neighborhoods.

Source: Naharnet, Agence France Presse

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