Residents run from sniper fire in the Sunni Muslim Bab al-Tebbaneh neighbourhood in Tripoli March 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim)
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Fighting subsided in the northern city of Tripoli Sunday after overnight clashes between pro- and anti-Assad fighters killed two people, including a soldier, and raised the death toll to 11 since violence erupted last Thursday.A gathering of the city's senior political leaders and religious figures called for an immediate ceasefire and stressed the need to avoid direct clashes between the army and local residents.Mohammad Nhayleh, a man accused of firing an RPG at the military in the last round of clashes in the city, was killed in the Starco area of Bab al-Tabbaneh.Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi called for a "transparent" investigation into Nhayleh's death and the ensuing violence, stressing in contacts with prominent residents in Bab al-Tabbaneh and military intelligence the need to avoid strife between the army and the city's residents.
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