Antoine Amrieh, Misbah al-Ali
The Daily Star
March 21, 2014

Fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad in the northern city of Tripoli intensified Friday, with no end in sight to the violence that has increasingly targeted Lebanese soldiers.

The death toll from the nine-day clashes between the predominantly Sunni Bab al-Tabbaneh and the mainly Alawite Jabal Mohsen district rose to 24 with 160 people wounded so far, security sources said.

Two people were killed by sniper fire Friday as three others succumbed to wounds sustained earlier this week.

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