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Intermittent clashes break out in North Lebanon
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TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Intermittent clashes broke out in Tripoli, north Lebanon, Sunday between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad, a source in the city told The Daily Star.

In the afternoon, gunmen from al-Baqqar neighborhood whose residents support Syrias uprising exchanged gunfire with rivals in Jabal Mohsen that largely backs Assad, the source said.

Other front lines in the city remain calm so far.

Tripoli has witnessed bloody rounds of fighting since the outbreak of unrest in neighboring Syria in March 2011.

The clashes have claimed the lives of dozens, wounded hundreds and caused extensive material damage.

The last wave of violence struck the city in May and was over only in early June.