People protest in Tripoli against the army 's measures in Arsal, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (The Daily Star/Fathi Masri)
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A protest kicked off in the northern city of Tripoli Monday evening against the Army's operation in Arsal, where the military has been battling Islamist militants for three days.Soldiers, backed by armored vehicles, launched raids in Tripoli in search for the gunmen and reinforced its posts in the city that have witnessed several rounds of clashes in previous years.Residents in Tripoli, Lebanon's second largest city, have repeatedly criticized the Army for allegedly discriminating against Sunni Muslims while neglecting Hezbollah's role in Syria.
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