TRIPOLI, Lebanon, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A soldier was wounded Friday in Tripoli as violence from the civil war in Syria continued to cross the border into Lebanon.
Issa Taha was shot by two gunmen on a motorcycle who fled immediately, sources told The (Lebanon) Daily Star newspaper.
Derek Plumbly, the United Nations special coordinator for Lebanon, met Thursday with Malek Shaar, the mufti of Tripoli. Plumbly said that while Tripoli has calmed considerably in recent days, long-term solutions are needed.
"Mr. Plumbly encouraged all sides to respect and cooperate with state institutions, particularly the security authorities, who have a significant burden as they work to keep Lebanon safe from the impact of the crisis in neighbouring Syria," a U.N. spokesman, Martin Nesirky, said in a statement in New York.