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World Council for the Cedars Revolution

Aug 08th
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Wave of violence erupts in northern Lebanon PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 October 2009


Middle East News

Beirut - Clashes erupted Wednesday evening in the northern port city of Tripoli between followers of Lebanon's parliamentary majority and others loyal to the Hezbollah-led opposition, leaving eight people wounded, Lebanese police said.

The violence started when a rocket-propelled grenade hit Al Ashkar cafe in the Jabal Mohsen neighborhood, followed by a hand grenade that was tossed near Al Nassri mosque in Tripoli's Bab al- Tabaneh, the police said.

Eight people were injured and were taken to a nearby hospital in the Jabal Mohsen area, the police added.

The upsurge in fighting between Allawiites - who support the Hezbollah-led opposition and have ties to the Allawii ruling class in Syria - and Sunnis, who are backed by the Sunni-majority anti-Syrian March 14 coalition, began in July 2008.

Since the violence erupted last year, it has claimed the lives of more than 30 people, injured hundreds and displaced nearly 6,000 families, according to hospital sources in Tripoli.


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