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Gunmen target army in Jabal Mohsen

The Lebanese army said one of its patrols was targeted with gunfire in the Tripoli neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen on Thursday afternoon.

 

The army also said in its statement that it retaliated to the source of gunfire and raided a number of locations in search for gunmen.

 

The army added that it found a warehouse of weapons that contains a huge quantity of rocket launchers, hand grenades, and rifles in addition to ammunitions and military equipment.”

 

Sectarian clashes renewed Sunday in Tripoli between the rival neighborhoods of Sunni-majority Bab al-Tebbaneh and Alawite-populated Jabal Mohsen, resulting in the killing of five people.

 

The latest confrontations come after a brief lull in the violence between the two sides, after a flare-up last month that left 31 people dead and more than 200 wounded.

 

The violence is tied to the conflict in Syria, where a Sunni-led uprising is fighting to overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, an Alawite.

The army found a warehouse of weapons that contains a huge quantity of rocket launchers, hand grenades, and rifles in addition to ammunitions and military equipment.