At Least a Dozen Injured in Violent Tripoli Attacks


0  Updated at 9:47 am, February 11th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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ABC NEWS/Rob Wallace(TRIPOLI, Libya) — At least a dozen people were injured and one person reported killed Friday night as violence broke out in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, the BBC reports.

Security officials say opponents and supporters of Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad continue to engage in deadly combat in the northern port city, with the latest violence ensuing after Friday prayers and carrying through the night. The BBC reports the two sides fired guns and grenades at each other in the Sunni Muslim-dominated area.

Lebanese troops were sent in to deal with the violence after several soldiers were injured in the attacks, officials said in a statement.

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