Gunmen take up positions with their weapons in the neighbourhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh in Tripoli, northern Lebanon March 17, 2014.
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Fighting renewed for the fifth day Monday between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, shattering a brief period of calm, killing three civilians and wounding more than 13 others, including two soldiers, security sources said.The Lebanese Army, deployed in Tripoli last year as part of a security plan to maintain law and order in the war-ravaged city, came under fire from the opposing sides, prompting it to respond in kind, security sources said.Former Minister Faisal Karami said Tripoli was living in a "true war situation," adding that efforts should be exerted to transform it into an arms-free city.
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