Saturday 19 October 2019

At least five killed in overnight clashes in Tripoli

People inspect the damage after overnight clashes in Al-Koubbeh, in Tripoli
People inspect the damage after overnight clashes in Al-Koubbeh, in Tripoli

Nazih Saddiq

Five people were killed and more than 50 wounded in overnight clashes in Tripoli between Lebanese gunmen loyal to rival factions in Syria's civil war, doctors and security sources said today.

Mortar bombs, rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns were used in the clashes. At least 18 people have been killed and more than 170 wounded in the Lebanese city since the latest bout of fighting started on Sunday.

Reuters

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