Josh Wood

A journalist's observations on Lebanon and elsewhere

Tripoli fighting, yet again

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A child holds a Kalashnikov assault rifle in Tripoli’s  Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood amid clashes. Photo by Sam Tarling. December 2012.

Tripoli’s militias were at it again last week.  This year, both the frequency and intensity of clashes has increased dramatically.  In the latest round, munitions were hitting downtown, raising fears that the fighting could spread.  Check out my story from Monday’s New York Times below.

TRIPOLI, Lebanon — Clashes between Sunni Muslim and Alawite militias have killed at least 17 people here recently in perhaps the worst spillover of violence from the civil war in neighboring Syria.

Read more in NYT here



Written by woodenbeirut

December 12, 2012 at 6:40 pm

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