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Tensions over Syria plague Lebanon
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In Lebanon's northern port city of Tripoli, at least nine people have
been killed in the last five days in clashes between supporters of the
Syrian uprising and proponents of President Bashar al-Assad.

A child was killed in the latest clashes on Thursday.

sides blame the other for the violence. The Lebanese army has been
deployed to restore calm, and is being seen by some as a party to the

The supporters of the Syrian opposition in Tripoli are
mainly Sunni Muslims, and they are clashing with Alawites - belonging to
the same sect as Assad. But, they say the fighting is political, not

Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Tripoli.

Added: May-18-2012 Occurred On: May-18-2012
By: CptSpaulding
Other Middle East
Tags: Lebanon, Syrian, Uprising
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