Lebanon News

1 killed in north Lebanon drug dispute

Lebanese army soldiers patrol Bab al-Tebbaneh, Tripoli, northern Lebanon, June 3, 2012. (REUTERS/Omar Ibrahim)

BEIRUT: A man died Monday morning of wounds sustained in an armed clash the night before in Tripoli, north Lebanon, during a drug dispute.

Security sources told The Daily Star that Khaled Mustafa al-Sidaoui died in hospital of wounds he had suffered in the exchange of machine-gun fire on the outskirts of Qibbeh, Tripoli.

The sources said the dispute pitted members of the Sidaoui family against members of the Bai family.

Security forces rushed to the scene, forcing the antagonists to disperse. The security forces are in pursuit of the suspects.





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