Lebanese army soldiers open fire during clashes with Islamic militants in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
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Prime Minister Tammam Salam reassured visitors to his home Sunday that he was in constant contact with the military leadership, which is doing everything to eliminate terrorist groups from Tripoli.Salam said he has been following from the start what has been happening in the north and is in constant contact with the military and security leadership as well as relevant political figures.He said the terrorist groups first tried to hide among civilians in the narrow streets of Tripoli, but that was thwarted. Salam said these militants had resorted to methods such as intimidation and violence in order to ignite strife in the country.He added that the old souks in Tripoli had been cleared of terrorists and efforts were now underway to root out such groups from Bab al-Tabbaneh.
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