Tension rises on Tripoli streets

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No one seems to know how the clashes erupt in Tripoli. But, the city officials stress that the clashes are directly related to the conflict in Syria.

The officials of the Jabal Mohsen neighbourhood say the Alawite residents are the only ones paying the price of these random attacks in the northern city, accusing leaders of shunning these assaults.

Some in restive Bab al-Tabbaneh district on the other hand point the finger at security officials whom they claim to be feeding the gunmen information about the victims.

The officials in the city have urged the implementation of a better security plan in the restive city.

The unrest continues to escalate in Tripoli while the army officials and security personnel persist in implementing a security plan and cracking down on individuals involved in the recent attacks, which claimed the lives of several alawites in the broad daylight.

With a failing security plan that has left the Lebanese army only able to return fire, the northern Lebanese city is always on the verge of a new round of clashes.

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