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Lebanon Clashes Over Syrian Conflict Leave Four Dead, 43 Wounded

Dec. 5 (Bloomberg) -- At least four people were killed and 43 wounded in clashes between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli, the official National News Agency said today.

Tensions have been high in the city, with intermittent violence following news that several of its residents were killed in an ambush by the Syrian army last week in the Syrian border town of Tal Kalakh.

Syria’s state television said seven Lebanese men died in a gun battle with the army on Nov. 30. It said they were part of an armed “terrorist” group that had infiltrated from Lebanon.

Clashes have erupted between pro-and-anti Assad groups in Tripoli, Beirut and south Lebanon since the Syrian conflict began in 2011.

To contact the reporter on this story: Donna Abu-Nasr in Beirut at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at

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