Fresh clashes erupted on Sunday in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli between factions supporting and opposed to the revolt in neighbouring Syria, security sources said.

Residents of the mainly Sunni Muslim district Bab al-Tebbaneh and residents of the Jabal Mohsen area which is inhabited by Alawites, a Shiite sect of which Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a member, traded gunfire. Heavy artillery including rockets was used according to local reports.

This development is taking place after the Islamists ended their protest in Tripoli when they were promised that their demands will be addressed.

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