Lebanese city drawn into Syria fight

Alawites, Sunnis take sides, battle

Posted: December 6, 2012 at 5:34 a.m.

Lebanese soldiers out to calm violence conduct searches Wednesday at a checkpoint in Tripoli.

Gunmen loyal to opposite sides in Syria’s civil war battled Wednesday in the streets of the Lebanese city of Tripoli. The fighting has killed six people and wounded nearly 60 since Monday, security officials said.


Uprising in Syria

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