Lebanese Army Announces Ceasefire in Tripoli

The northern Lebanese town has seen fighting between Sunnis and Alawites for the last two days attributed to divisions over the Syrian civil war


The Lebanese army said it had arranged a ceasefire on Tuesday in the northern city of Tripoli after two nights of fighting between Sunni and Alawite gunmen loyal to different sides in the war in neighboring Syria, a military source said on Tuesday.

At least 10 people have been killed and 65 wounded in clashes in Tripoli despite a heavy deployment of troops backed by tanks and armored personnel carriers.