Lebanon News

Mortar bomb falls near Tripoli's downtown area

Lebanese soldiers patrol the northern city of Tripoli, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)

BEIRUT: A mortar bomb fell near Downtown Tripoli Tuesday, security sources said, leading to a powerful explosion in the northern city.

The sources said the mortar bomb, fired from the neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen, landed near Sahet al-Tal, near Tripoli’s downtown area.

Fighting in the city has escalated significantly compared to previous days, the sources said.

Some of the bombs fell on streets such as Midan and Zahriyyaeh that had not been targeted on previous days.

Worryingly, sources said, fighters appeared to being using new weapons unseen in previous clashes.





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