File photo of a gunman carrying his weapon during clashes in Tripoli's neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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Sporadic sniper fire Friday punctured a tense calm in the northern city of Tripoli after the fatal shooting of a Jabal Mohsen resident the day before triggered gunbattles that left four people dead and 41 wounded.Thursday's clashes, which intensified after sundown, were triggered by the killing of Walid Barhoum, who hails fom the mainly Alawite neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen.Fighting quickly ensued between supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad entrenched in Jabal Mohsen and rival gunmen in the predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh.
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