Tripoli has seen numerous protests over the security crackdown that the Army began in April, with many Sunnis claiming that the security forces are unfairly targeting their sect. (AP)
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Tensions ran high in the north Lebanon city of Tripoli after extremist militants attacked several Army posts there overnight Sunday, leading to the wounding of two soldiers, security sources told The Daily Star.Gunmen affiliated with militia leaders Chadi al-Mawlawi, his brother Nizar Mawlawi and Osama Mansour, who is known as Abu Mansour, attacked Army posts in the impoverished neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh in retaliation to the Army's operation against armed rebel groups in north east Lebanon, one source said.
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