“The clashes mark a shift in fighting away from the nearby Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp.”
“Lebanon Islamist clashes spread,” from the BBC:
At least 10 people have been killed in fighting between Lebanese troops and
suspected Islamic militants in the northern city of Tripoli.
Two civilians, one soldier, a policeman and at least six Islamist gunmen are said to have been killed in the fight.
It came after the army raided an apartment of a suspected militant in the Abu Samra district on Saturday.
The clashes mark a shift in fighting away from the nearby Nahr al-Bared Palestinian refugee camp.
The latest violence began when gunmen fired at soldiers who were trying to raid their apartment, the Reuters news agency reported.
The army responded with an attack, blocking off the area and bringing in reinforcements. At least twelve people were wounded in the stand-off.