Sunday, June 3, 2012
Syrian unrest again spills over to northern Lebanon: 13 killed in street battles in Tripoli
The Syrian unrest again spilled over to the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli this weekend. It is not the first time the Alawite neighbourhood of Jabal Mohsen (supporters of the Assad-regime) fought battles with the predominantly Sunni area Bab al-Tabaneh (adversaries of Assad). The Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star:
A cautious calm set in Sunday morning in the tense north Lebanese neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen in Tripoli after intensive overnight clashes that raised the weekend death toll to at least 13 people and the number of wounded to 49.