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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Fears of renewed fighting in the northern city of Tripoli persisted Saturday despite a lull following overnight clashes, as residents and activists took to the streets to protest the repeated Syria-linked violence.The death toll from the 10 days of fighting rose to 26, security sources told The Daily Star, in what is now the 20th round of clashes to plague the city since the beginning of the uprising in Syria three years ago.Angered at the situation in Lebanon's second largest city, Tripoli residents and activists gathered outside the serail, raising banners calling for an end to the repeated violence.The protesters also urged the Lebanese Army to deploy in the entire city.
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