Lebanese armed forces drive an armored personal carriers during an assault on Islamist gunmen's makeshift positions inside a historic area of the northern city of Tripoli on Oct. 25, 2014, a day after clashes erupted there. (AFP/Stringer)
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The Mufti of Akkar called Sunday on the Army to reconsider its military campaign and the use of airstrikes in its battle against Tripoli's jihadists, while pleading with extremists to stop attacking the Army.In light of the heavy clashes in the northern city of Tripoli between Army troops and jihadists, Zakaria called for ending the fighting and finding an alternative solution.At least 16 people were killed in running battles between Lebanese troops and ISIS-inspired militants in Tripoli, north Lebanon.Two civilians, six soldiers and at least eight militants were killed and 20 people were wounded, including 10 soldiers, during the clashes in Tripoli and other areas of north Lebanon.
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