[QODLink]
Middle East
Tensions over Syria plague Lebanon
A child has been killed as clashes between supporters and opponents of Assad continue in Tripoli.
Last Modified: 17 May 2012 21:09

In Lebanon's northern port city of Tripoli, at least nine people have been killed in the last five days in clashes between supporters of the Syrian uprising and proponents of President Bashar al-Assad.

A child was killed in the latest clashes on Thursday.

Both sides blame the other for the violence. The Lebanese army has been deployed to restore calm, and is being seen by some as a party to the conflict.

The supporters of the Syrian opposition in Tripoli are mainly Sunni Muslims, and they are clashing with Alawites - belonging to the same sect as Assad. But, they say the fighting is political, not sectarian.

Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Tripoli.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lacking cohesive local ground forces to attack in tandem, coalition air strikes will have limited effect, experts say.
Hindu right-wing groups run campaign against what they say is Muslim conspiracy to convert Hindu girls into Islam.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
Muslim caretakers maintain three synagogues in eastern Indian city, which was once home to a thriving Jewish community.
Amid fresh ISIL gains, officials in Anbar province have urged the Iraqi government to request foreign ground troops.