A Lebanese army military post is pictured empty as soldiers hide from snipers at the Sunni Muslim Bab al-Tebbaneh neighbourhood in Tripoli, northern Lebanon March 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam pledged to work on a comprehensive plan to rehabilitate Tripoli, as the death toll from the latest bout of violence rose to 17 and the Lebanese Army came under repeated attack by militants in the city.Abdallah and two Lebanese soldiers were wounded during an exchange of gunfire between gunmen and the armed forces, security sources said, adding that Abdallah was near an Army post in Tripoli's vegetable market when gunmen engaged soldiers in a firefight.The sources said gunmen lobbed several stun grenades at Army posts in the Tripoli neighborhoods of Ghorabaa, Beddawi and Mankoubeen between 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Monday.Ziad Allouki, a militia leader in Bab al-Tabbaneh, claimed the Alawite Arab Democratic Party and Army officers had fired at his neighborhood in order to ignite a confrontation with the military.He blamed two Alawites for the grenade attack against the Army in Ghorabaa. The Army continued to patrol different neighborhoods in the city.
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