View Full Version : Lebanon sends troops after residents clash on Syria

June 18th, 2011, 06:10 AM
Lebanon's army clamped down on two sectarian districts of a northern city on Saturday after a rally in support of anti-government protestors in Syria triggered deadly clashes between rival gunmen.

Troops manned checkpoints and searched cars and houses in Tripoli's Bab al-Tebbaneh neighbourhood, a Sunni Muslim stronghold, and Jabal Mohsen neighbourhood, whose residents hail from the same Alawite sect as Syrian President Bashar Assad.

June 18th, 2011, 11:37 AM
AFP says seven have died.
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