A Lebanese army soldier inspects a site of a roadside bomb, that exploded when the army was patrolling overnight the area in Tripoli, northern Lebanon March 21, 2014. (REUTERS/Stringer)
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Fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad in Tripoli intensified Friday evening, with no end in sight to the violence that has increasingly targeted Lebanese soldiers.Sniper fire continued to reverberate across Tripoli throughout the day.In a bid to curb the cycle of violence in the city, the government decided last December to place security in Tripoli under the supervision of the Army for a period of six months, but the plan was undermined after two rounds of fighting broke out this year.Meanwhile, the head of the Merchants' Association in Tripoli, Asaad Hariri, warned that Tripoli residents would take matters into their own hands if the fighting persisted. In an effort to discuss how to contain the situation, a meeting was held at Tripoli MP Mohammad Kabbara's residence, with the participation of a number of Tripoli officials.
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