Wives and mothers of Islamist detainees in Roumieh protest against police's prison operation in Tripoli, Monday, Jan. 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
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Families and supporters of Islamist detainees protested in Lebanon's north and south Monday against a security raid on Roumieh Prison earlier in the day.The Islamist gunmen, who are led by Palestinian commander Haitham al-Shaabi, had fanned out across the streets, blocking access to al-Tawarek and Taamir neighborhoods for a while before they were ordered to retreat, the sources said.The morning crackdown in Roumieh came in the aftermath of information that some of the prisoners were connected to the weekend's twin suicide attacks that targeted a cafe in Tripoli's majority Alawite neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen, killing at least nine and wounding more than 30 .
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