Clashes in Northern Lebanon 'kill Syrian man'

Lebanese Army soldiers roam the streets of Tripoli, northern Lebanon
Lebanese Army soldiers roam the streets of Tripoli, northern Lebanon Credit: Reuters

The Lebanese Army are on the streets of Tripoli this morning after overnight clashes killed one Syrian man, according to local reports. Eight people have now died in the city in sporadic violent outbursts prompted by the death of senior intelligence officer Wissam al-Hassan.

Al-Hassan was strongly opposed to the Syrian regime, and his supporters, many of them Sunni Muslims, blame Damascus for the killing.

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Lebanon violence continues

There are reports that one person has been killed and others have been wounded across Lebanon after a night of tension following the funeral of an intelligence official killed by a car bomb.