TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Two separate clashes in Tripoli disrupted the fragile peace in the city Wednesday despite heavy Army deployment.
In the neighborhood of Qibbeh, a shooting incident wounded one man who was identified as belonging to the Mir family. ISF personnel rushed to the site and pursued the shooters.
Tripoli has seen 18 rounds of violence since the uprising in Syria began. Lebanon authorized the Army to take charge of the security situation in Tripoli for a period of six months to prohibit any armed presence and arrest those implicated in the fighting.
In the northern city’s Nijmeh Square, Al-Limbi group and the Alaa Halabi group exchanged gunfire briefly, damaging four cars.
However, no injuries were reported. The clash was reportedly triggered by a quarrel over parking rights.
The Army eventually intervened, deploying several units in the square and neighboring streets.