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Man killed with a silencer-equipped gun in Tripoli

Lebanese soldiers on armored personnel carrier patrol Tripoli. (File/The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

BEIRUT: A man was shot and killed early Tuesday with a silencer-equipped gun in the northern city of Tripoli, security sources said.

The sources told The Daily Star an unknown assailant shot Abdel-Karim Hmeish, 53, while he was stacking vegetable crates at 4 a.m. in the Tripoli neighborhood of Souk al-Qameh. He died instantly.

There have been no major breaches after security forces launched a crackdown earlier this month to restore stability in Lebanon's second-largest city.

Hundreds of people have been killed and scores wounded in at least 20 rounds of armed clashes between pro- and anti-Syrian President Bashar Assad groups in Tripoli.

 

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