Lebanese soldiers patrol a street in Tripoli, north Lebanon. (REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim)
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Masked gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on Lebanese Army posts in the northern city of Tripoli overnight, security sources said Friday.The sources told The Daily Star that gunmen with machine guns stormed three Army posts in the Tripoli neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh around midnight, prompting soldiers to return fire. A military statement issued shortly before midnight said an Army vehicle came under fire "from inside Syrian territory" as it drove along the Akkar highway in Qashlaq at 6 p.m.Less than an hour later, unknown gunmen from inside a Syrian refugee camp in the Arsal neighborhood of Misyada opened fire on an Army patrol, prompting soldiers to return fire.
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