Lebanon News

10-year-old girl killed in north Lebanon clashes: sources

File - A gunman aims his weapon during clashes in Tripoli's neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh. (The Daily Star/Stringer)

BEIRUT: A 10-year-old girl killed was killed by sniper fire Thursday during fresh clashes in the northern city of Tripoli, security sources told The Daily Star.

The girl was identified as Fatima Ayyash from the mainly Sunni neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh, the sources said.

The apparent trigger of the renewed fighting was the killing earlier in the day of a Jabal Mohsen local.

Walid Barhoun died Thursday after he was shot three times in the chest and leg by unidentified gunmen on motorcycles near Makhoul Hospital. The attack occurred around 11:30 a.m.

The frequent clashes between the city’s armed rivals have been linked to the war raging in Syria. For the full story, click here.





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