North Lebanon clashes in pictures

Fighting with assault rifles and grenades between opponents and supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad escalated in the northern city of Tripoli Monday, killing five people and wounding at least 10.

  • A Sunni gunman smokes and fires. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

  • An armored personnel carrier patrols Syria Street that divides the Sunni and Alawite areas. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

  • Transporting tires to block roads. AFP PHOTO

  • A gunman runs for cover along Syria Street. AFP PHOTO

  • A waterpipe is essential during fighting. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID

  • Helping an injured colleague. REUTERS

  • Cars burn during clashes. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

  • Engaging in a real fight. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

  • Families escape with their lives. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

  • Checking the view for possible targets. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

  • A cheerful fight. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

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