Tripoli, Lebanon | May 13, 2012
Armed clashes reignited between pro and anti-Syrian regimes in two neighborhoods in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli Monday, May 14, killing at least two, and injuring twenty according to Lebanese medical reports.
Other Lebanese reports quoted security sources as saying that the number of victims rose to three, and 45 were injured.
Intermittent gunfire is ongoing in the area.
The Lebanese army has deployed a number of armored vehicles at Bab al-Tabbaneh, a Sunni neighborhood hostile to the Syrian regime, and Jabal Mohsen, an Al-Waite neighborhood that supports the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
The gun battles started early Sunday morning after a projectile was shot into the Sunni neighborhood from the Al-Waite.
The recent tension in Tripoli was initiated when Lebanese authorities arrested a Salafi cleric to interrogate him over possible connections to "a terrorist organization.”
The Sunni-majority in Tripoli has been a theater for conflict between Sunnis and Al-Waites since the revolt in Syria erupted in mid-March 2011.
Story: Tripoli Gun Clashes Renew
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: May 13, 2012
Shooting Location: Tripoli, Lebanon
Publishing Time: May 13, 2012
Video Size: 101 MB
1. Various shots of the streets where the clashes took place while gunfire heard in the background
2. Various shots of bullet cartridges scattered on the ground of the street while gunfire heard in the background
3. Various shots of militants shooting and hiding in the street
4. Medium shot, militants hiding in a room and shooting from a hole in the wall
5. Medium shot, blood stains on the ground
6. Medium shot, a damaged car in the street
7. Wide shot, two young men blocking the street with wheel barrows
8. Various shots of men running in the street and gunfire heard in the background
9. Wide shot, security armored vehicles passing in the fighting area
10. Wide shot, militants standing together outside a building
11. Various shots of the neighborhood and the gunfire marks and damages shown on buildings