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Gunfights have broken out in several areas following Sunday's funeral of slain intelligence official.
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 15:17

Gunfights have broken out in several parts of Lebanon following Sunday's funeral of Wissam al-Hassan.

Hassan was the head of the intelligence wing of the Internal Security Forces and an outspoken critic of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

He was killed in a car bomb blast along with his bodyguard and a bystander on Friday.

Violence overnight left at least three people dead in the northern city of Tripoli. Soldiers clashed with unidentified armed men in the capital, Beirut.

The army said that "it is willing to act very firmly and concisely to confront this phase. Since Lebanon is going thorugh a very critical time and that tensions have reached unprecedented levels." 

 

 


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A gunman rides a motorcycle through the streets of Kaskas in Beirut , after a night of tension following the funeral of the anti-Syrian intelligence official Wissam al-Hassan


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Barricades and tyres were set on fire to block a road during clashes between gunmen and members of the Lebanese army in Koula, Beirut.


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Soldiers were out in force as clashes took place in Beirut. 


MOHAMED AZAKIR/REUTERS
A Lebanese army convoy secures an area in Beirut. At least three people were killed in the overnight violence in Tripoli.


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The Lebanese army has vowed to restore order.


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Many people stayed at home for fear of violence.


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Signs of the battles fought overnight littered many streets in Beirut.


AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS
Groups of men enraged by Hassan's assassination had tried to storm government offices on Sunday.


AHMED JADALLAH/REUTERS
Soldiers shot in the air and fired tear gas on Sunday to disperse the protesters.


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Thousands of people attended the funeral of Hassan and his bodyguard Ahmed Sahyouni in Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut on Sunday.


STRINGER /REUTERS
Hassan's killing has once again brought to the fore Lebanon's domestic tensions. 



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A Sunni Muslim gunman with a weapon rides a motorcycle through the streets of Kaskas in Beirut , after a night of tension following the funeral of an intelligence official killed by a car bomb. 

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A Sunni Muslim gunman with a weapon rides a motorcycle through the streets of Kaskas in Beirut , after a night of tension following the funeral of an intelligence official killed by a car bomb. 

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Barricades and tyres set on fire by Sunni Muslim gunmen block a road during clashes between the gunmen and members of the Lebanese army in Koula, Beirut.

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Barricades and tyres set on fire by Sunni Muslim gunmen block a road during clashes between the gunmen and members of the Lebanese army in Koula, Beirut.

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Lebanon's army soldiers hold their guns while securing an area, where clashes between the army and Sunni Muslim gunmen took place, in Beirut. 

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Lebanon's army soldiers hold their guns while securing an area, where clashes between the army and Sunni Muslim gunmen took place, in Beirut. 

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A Lebanese army convoy secures an area from clashes between the army and Sunni Muslim gunmen in Beirut. 

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A Lebanese army convoy secures an area from clashes between the army and Sunni Muslim gunmen in Beirut. 

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Lebanese Army soldiers, deployed to secure an area where clashes between Sunni fighters and Alawites took place, ride in their military vehicles in the Sunni Muslim Bab al-Tebbaneh neighbourhood, in Tripoli, northern Lebanon. 

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Lebanese Army soldiers, deployed to secure an area where clashes between Sunni fighters and Alawites took place, ride in their military vehicles in the Sunni Muslim Bab al-Tebbaneh neighbourhood, in Tripoli, northern Lebanon. 

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A Lebanese army soldier holds his gun while securing an area, where clashes between the army and Sunni Muslim gunmen took place.

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A Lebanese army soldier holds his gun while securing an area, where clashes between the army and Sunni Muslim gunmen took place.

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A boy walks near burnt garbage bins as Lebanese Army soldiers, deployed to secure an area where clashes  took place. 

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A boy walks near burnt garbage bins as Lebanese Army soldiers, deployed to secure an area where clashes  took place. 

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Lebanese security forces reinforce barriers during clashes with protesters who were trying to storm the Lebanese government. 

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Lebanese security forces reinforce barriers during clashes with protesters who were trying to storm the Lebanese government. 

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Lebanese army soldiers monitor the area near the Lebanese government palace during clashes with protesters trying to attempt to storm it. 

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Lebanese army soldiers monitor the area near the Lebanese government palace during clashes with protesters trying to attempt to storm it. 

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Lebanese policemen fire tear gas during clashes with angry protesters who attempted to storm Lebanese government offices after the funeral of slain intelligence officer Wissam al-Hassan. 

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Lebanese policemen fire tear gas during clashes with angry protesters who attempted to storm Lebanese government offices after the funeral of slain intelligence officer Wissam al-Hassan. 

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Thousands of people attend the funeral of slain intelligence officer Wissam al-Hassan and his bodyguard Ahmed Sahyouni as the coffins enter Al- Amin Mosque in Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut. 

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Thousands of people attend the funeral of slain intelligence officer Wissam al-Hassan and his bodyguard Ahmed Sahyouni as the coffins enter Al- Amin Mosque in Martyrs' Square in downtown Beirut. 

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Protesters remove security barriers around the Lebanese government palace during clashes with Lebanese security forces in Beirut. 

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Protesters remove security barriers around the Lebanese government palace during clashes with Lebanese security forces in Beirut. 



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