9 dead in Syria-linked clashes in Lebanon’s Tripoli

Posted on Mar 15 2014 - 11:30pm by IBC News

Tripoli, Mar 15 Nine people have been killed in 48 hours of clashes in Lebanon’s northern town of Tripoli linked to the conflict in neighbouring Syria, a security source said today.

The violence between two districts of the city caused local schools to close and cut traffic flow in the city to a trickle, an AFP correspondent said.

The clashes, which have also injured 50 people, pit the Alawite district of Jabal Mohsen against the neighbouring Sunni quarter of Bab al-Tebbaneh.

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