Calm in Tripoli Broken by Intermittent Gunfire

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Calm was restored overnight in the northern city of Tripoli, reported the National News Agency Sunday.

It said that calm prevailed over the areas that witnessed clashes over the past week, adding that some intermittent gunfire could be heard.

It added that a shop owned by an Alawite citizen was set on fire in al-Qobbeh neighborhood.

Later on Sunday, Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) reported that Zahia Wannous was wounded by sniper activity in Jabal Mohsen.

She has since been taken to a Zgharta hospital for treatment.

The Sunni district of Bab al-Tabbaneh borders the Alawite Jabal Mohsen area, and gunmen in the two areas regularly open fire on each other.

Violence has regularly broken out between the two communities as the conflict in Syria -- pitting a Sunni-led opposition against the Alawite regime -- raises tensions.

Three people were killed and four were injured in Saturday's clashes.

At least 23 people have been killed and 200 wounded in the unrest that erupted on May 19.

Comments 2
Missing fuzzyd72 26 May 2013, 10:32

Can someone tell me why we are killing each other?

Thumb LebCynic 26 May 2013, 12:06

Its calm till FSA take another blow in Syria and bab tebeneh will seek revenge from jabal mohsen, and blame the Alawite minority in Tripoli for instigating the fighting...... Same old story, same old extremist terrorists nothing changes.