Lebanese soldiers patrol the streets in Tripoli, Friday, March 14, 2014. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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Security forces led by the Lebanese Army spread into new areas of Tripoli Wednesday, including the restive neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh, as part of its crackdown to restore stability in Lebanon's second-largest city.A security source told The Daily Star that the Army would carry out needed raids in Tripoli to arrest all wanted suspects.A delegation of Tripoli lawmakers and local figures toured several neighborhoods in Bab al-Tabbaneh in a show of support for the Army's plan, which is part of a larger government-approved proposal for Akkar and Tripoli.Meanwhile, dozens of people marched in a "good-will" demonstration from Bab al-Tabbaneh to Jabal Mohsen, passing through conflict zones and removing pro-Assad posters.
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