A Sunni Muslim gunman fires his weapon in the Sunni Muslim neighbourhood of Bab al-Tebbaneh in Tripoli, northern Lebanon March 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim)
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A precarious calm in the northern city of Tripoli was shattered Wednesday by sporadic sniper fire that killed one man and wounded six others, including an 8-year-old child, security sources said.Omran Habbous was killed by sniper fire in the predominantly Alawite Jabal Mohsen neighborhood, the sources said, the latest victim of the on-again, off-again fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad that has rocked the northern city since the uprising began in Syria in March 2011 .Six people were wounded by sniper fire, including 8-year-old Bakr Radwan, who was hit in his head near Al-Jihad stadium in the Sunni majority neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh, the sources said.
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