Child killed in renewed clashes in north Lebanon


A seven-year old child , Abdel Rahman al-Habchiti, was killed as a result of the renewed clashes in Tripoli neighborhoods of Jabal Mohsen ( mainly Alawites who support the Syrian regime ) and Bab al-Tabbaneh ( mainly Sunnis who support the Syrian uprising ) in northern Lebanon on Friday, National News Agency reported.

Armed clashes erupted earlier in the day in Tripoli following a rally in support of Syrian protesters. The security official of the Arab Democratic Party, Ali Fares was killed and 2 other , one soldier and one civilian .at least 10 others were reportedly injured.

Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh have been in recent years the scene of intense clashes between Sunni supporters of Lebanon’s former PM Saad Hariri and Alawite Muslims who are loyal to the Hezbollah-led coalition backed by Iran and Syria

Photo: Members of the Lebanese Red Cross gather as they wait on a road leading to the Sunni Muslim Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood, in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, June 17, 2011.