Deadly Clashes Over Syria in Both Lebanon and Syria

Posted May 13th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Witnesses say ongoing clashes in Lebanon between groups supporting and opposed to the Syrian government have killed one person, as more violence in Syria has left at least five dead.

Residents could still hear gunfire Sunday in the northern city of Tripoli as residents from the predominantly Sunni Muslim district fought overnight with residents belonging to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite minority.

The violence in Syria has left thousands dead and has angered many conservative Sunni Muslims in Tripoli who sympathize with Syrian rebels.

A sniper shot dead a soldier there in a separate incident late Saturday while the sectarian clashes rocked the city.

Meanwhile, in Syria, activists say Syrian government forces have killed at least five people during a raid on the northern farming village of Tamana, about 55 kilometers west of Hama.