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10 more suspects charged over Tripoli clashes

Lebanese soldiers remove barricades as they patrol the area in Tripoli. (File/The Daily Star/Lebanese Army Website, HO)

BEIRUT: Military Prosecutor Saqr Saqr charged Tuesday 10 more suspects with involvement in armed clashes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.

Saqr accused the men, only three of which are in custody, of forming an armed ring aimed at carrying out terrorist attacks and inflicting damage on structures and properties.

They were referred to Military Investigative Judge Riad Abu Ghayda.

Similar charges have been brought against dozens of suspects over the Tripoli clashes.

On Monday, Judge Fadi Sawan requested the death penalty for 32 suspects allegedly involved in the Tripoli violence.

Hundreds of people have been killed and scores wounded in at least 20 rounds of violence between the rival Tripoli neighborhoods of Sunni-dominated Bab al-Tabbaneh and the largely Alawite Jabal Mohsen since 2008.





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