facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Neighborhood clashes in Lebanon leave 3 dead, 28 injured

June 3, 2013 at 10:25 AM   |   Comments

TRIPOLI, Lebanon, June 3 (UPI) -- Clashes between residents in two neighborhoods in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, killed three people and injured 28 others, officials said Monday.

Small arms, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades were used by the combatants in the Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighborhoods, The (Beirut) Daily Star reported.

They started fighting Sunday in a conflict tied to the Syrian civil war, the Star said.

Many residents in Jabal Mohsen support Syrian President Bashar Assad and much of Bab al-Tabbaneh backs the rebels fighting against Assad's regime, the report said.

Soad Mohammad, Sayed Antoun and Ahmad Sabih, were killed by gunfire during the clashes, officials said.

A number of residential buildings and stores were damaged.

Last month, 30 people were killed and more than 200 injured in similar clashes, the newspaper said.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Russia prepares militarization of Arctic Russia prepares militarization of Arctic
2
Freedom variant LCS takes to water Freedom variant LCS takes to water
3
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder officially bans sales of Tesla Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder officially bans sales of Tesla
4
Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and GM all affected by defective airbag recall Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan and GM all affected by defective airbag recall
5
Missing college student Connor Trapatsos spotted on surveillance video Missing college student Connor Trapatsos spotted on surveillance video
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback