Death toll from clashes in N Lebanon reaches 6
Three more people, including a soldier, have been killed in clashes between supporters and opponents of the Syrian government in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, bringing to six the total number of people killed in the clashes since Thursday.
The deadly exchange of gunfire took place between rival factions from the Bab al-Tabbaneh and the Jebal Mohsen neighborhoods of Tripoli on Thursday, the Lebanese news portal Naharnet reported on Friday.
Over 26 others, mostly civilians, were reportedly wounded in overnight shootouts, as calm took hold in the city.
The Syrian conflict has spilled over into Beirut and other Lebanese areas, and clashes have frequently been reported along border regions.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of Syrian army and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.
The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.
Damascus says the West and its regional allies including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are supporting the militants.
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