Deadly clashes between pro and anti-Assad forces in Tripoli forced Lebanon on Monday to place Tripoli under army control for six months, the first time the military has taken command over a city since the 15-year civil war that official ended in 1990.
At least 12 people were killed and 100 wounded in the northern city since Saturday as Sunni Muslim fought with Alawite supporters of Syrian President Bassar al-Assad.
The Salafist movement in northern Lebanon warned, “We will work on foiling this decision politically for the sake of Lebanon, its security and stability.”
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