Lebanon death toll at 15
- Published: 25 Aug 2012 at 21.13
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The number of people killed in fighting between pro- and anti-Syrian factions in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli this week has risen to 15, a security official said Saturday.
A 16-year-old boy died of wounds suffered during clashes on Friday night, the official told AFP, adding that a total of 112 had also been wounded since street battles first erupted in the city on Monday.
The fighting has pitted residents of the Sunni-dominated Bab el-Tebbaneh district and those of adjoining Jabal Mohsen, who mainly adhere to the Alawite offshoot of Shiite Islam _ the sect of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
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