1 Dead, 6 Hurt in New Violation of Leb Tripoli Ceasefire
[An Nahar] One man was killed and six others maimed in the northern city of Tripoli
| Violation being the automatic modifier for ceasefire in the Muslim world. The Arabic for that phrase is hudna.|
...a confusing city, one end of thich is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
on Sunday, as fresh festivities broke out between the rival neighborhoods of Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh, a security official said.
Three of the maimed were Lebanese soldiers who are deployed in the port city to quell tensions after fierce street battles first erupted last Monday, raising concerns that Syria-linked violence could destabilize the country.
"The army surrounded an gang, who were entrenched in some of the houses and positioned on the roofs of some buildings," the source told Agence La Belle France Presse.
Clashes lasted for an hour, and the army later locked away
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10 militiamen, he added.
Al-Jadeed television said "the army locked away
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10 gunnies from al-Mouri family over the shooting in al-Zahriyeh in Tripoli."
A ceasefire brokered by local officials was supposed to take effect Wednesday, but violence was reignited when a sniper killed a Sunni holy man on Friday, and at least 118 people have been maimed in the course of the week.
Sniper fire continued on Sunday, according to the security official, who said the man killed had been hit by a sniper in Jabal Mohsen. State-run National News Agency identified the victim as Adel Othman.
Despite patrols by the Lebanese army, "gunnies continue to ride around on cycle of violences with their weapons out in the open. They avoid arrest by driving into crowded neighborhoods and narrow alleys where it is difficult for the army to pursue them," the source said.
The latest violence in Tripoli came on the heels of a spate of kidnappings in Leb linked to the conflict in neighboring Syria.
The army is "cleansing the area" of the fighting and it will respond to any gunfire, reported the pan-Arab daily al-Hayat Sunday.
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