Snipers kill 11 Lebanese in Syria-linked clashes
[Al Ahram] Snipers have rubbed out 11 people, including a 13-year-old boy, in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli
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during three days of violence linked to the conflict in neighbouring Syria, a security official said on Thursday.
"On Thursday, a 13-year-old child was rubbed out by a sniper taking aim into his family home" in a neighbourhood the majority of whose residents are Alawite, the same community to which Syria's Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
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belongs, the official said.
Earlier in the day, three others were killed in the Alawite district of Jabal Mohsen and the Sunni Moslem district of Bab al-Tebbaneh, the official said.
Another 20 people were maimed on Thursday, including a Lebanese soldier, he added.
For three days, Tripoli has been rocked by sectarian violence linked to the nearly 21-month uprising in Syria.
Five people were bumped off on Wednesday and another two the previous day.
The violence has pitted Sunni districts against neighbouring areas populated by Alawites, and officials say the snipers come from both camps.
On Thursday, troops patrolled the restive areas and were responding to the gunfire, but snipers held their positions and continued to shoot, an AFP correspondent on the scene reported.
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