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Two Lebanese carry out suicide attack in Aleppo

The Lebanese Army and security forces have instituted new security measures in Tripoli to curb the rounds of violence that repeatedly hit the city over the last several years. (REUTERS/File/Omar Ibrahim)

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Two Lebanese from the northern city of Tripoli carried out a suicide attack against a Syrian army checkpoint in Aleppo, Tripoli residents said Friday.

Abdel-Rahman al-Sheikh and Mohammad Musallamani, who have recently joined the ranks of Nusra Front, died when the latter blew himself up in Syria’s northern province.

A number of Tripoli residents are reportedly fighting alongside rebel groups in Syria. Last week, the president of a charity organization died while fighting in Syria's Qalamoun region, where Hezbollah-backed regime troops are engaged in fierce battles with rebel groups.

Tripoli, Lebanon's second largest city, has been divided over the Syrian crisis, with Sunni supporters of the uprising and Alawite backers of President Bashar Assad clashing numerous times over the past three years.

 

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