Fighting Erupts in Rival Tripoli Districts, Army Hits Back at Shooters

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Clashes with light and medium caliber weapons erupted in Tripoli on Friday after two young men were beaten and stabbed while on their way to their place of residence in the mainly Alawite Jabal Mohsen district, a security source told Agence France Presse.

“Two young men were on their way to the Jabal Mohsen area minutes before iftar when they were intercepted in the area that separates Jabal Mohsen and al-Qobbeh by unknown attackers who assaulted and stabbed them,” the source said, adding that the two wounded young men were rushed to a hospital in the area.

In the wake of the incident, armed clashes erupted between gunmen stationed in al-Qobbeh and Jabal Mohsen and soon spread to the Bab al-Tabbaneh area.

The army intervened and fired back heavily at the sources of gunfire, which led to a decrease in the intensity of the clashes. However, intermittent machinegun fire could still be heard in the area.

Later on Friday, al-Jadeed television reported that two people were wounded in the clashes.

Comments 7
Missing freemind 27 July 2012, 23:36

khallas ya 3ami KHALLAS
enough of this violence and the guns, and who's with who and who's against who.

Thumb lebanon_first 28 July 2012, 12:18

I empathize. Allah yse3dak. :-)

Default-user-icon Gabby (Guest) 28 July 2012, 00:52

Why doesn't the army shoot back on the Syrian border?

Thumb geha 28 July 2012, 04:56

weapons hould be in the hands of the state armed forces only.

Default-user-icon Idiotgeha (Guest) 28 July 2012, 08:16

Go say that to the people of the USA and see how they will laugh at you.

Missing ulpianus 28 July 2012, 22:42

Ra2ye eno IN Lebanon " ma fi hada ahmar men el tene" as every religious group, every political group if not even every individual carried weapons at least twice through out the last 40 years.

Thumb shab 29 July 2012, 03:52

Filth in north, south and dahyie. And they wonder why no tourists.