Lebanese soldiers patrol the streets in Tripoli, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Lebanese Army arrested 83 suspects during their hunt for remaining militants in north Lebanon Tuesday, as families were returning to the embattled port city of Tripoli following clashes that left 42 people dead and more than 150 wounded.The Army blocked the main highway linking the area of Minyeh with the Syrian border as troops carried out raids in nearby Bhenin, the sources added.Earlier Tuesday afternoon, an Army statement said soldiers had apprehended 33 people suspected of belonging to terrorist groups while searching the areas of Minyeh, Ayoun al-Samak, the orchards of old Akkar, Akroum and Nabi Yousheh.Fighting in Tripoli ended Monday after the Army seized a mosque in the city's Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood that had been used as a stronghold by militants inspired by ISIS and the Nusra Front.
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