Syria violence spills over into Lebanon

13 February 2012

At least two people were killed and 12 people injured in the Lebanese city of Tripoli

At least two people were killed and 12 people injured in the Lebanese city of Tripoli during clashes between supporters and opposition of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The unrest began on Friday afternoon and continued into Saturday, according to reports in the international media.  In response to the unrest, Lebanon’s army said it deployed soldiers in the affected districts.

According to the army, several soldiers were injured during the unrest.

The majority of Tripoli’s population are Sunni Muslims, who support the anti-Al-Assad uprising in Syria.

The UN estimates that more than 5,000 civilians have been killed since protests began in Syria in March 2011. The Syrian security forces allege that 2,000 soldiers have been killed since the unrest began.



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