Tripoli placed under six-month Lebanese military rule

Lebanese security forces took control of the northern city of Tripoli for the next six months after 12 people were killed and more than 100 were injured in three days of clashes between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad. This measure, ordered by the interim government in Beirut to prevent the spread of violence to the rest of the country, was implemented for the first time since Lebanon’s 1975-90 civil war


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