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  Kislev 25, 5773 , 09/12/12

Syrian-Related Death Toll in Tripoli Rises to Six

Six people died and 40 were wounded, Sunday, in fighting between supporters and opponents of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, according to Agence France Presse. Machine gun and rocket fire between neighborhoods controlled by the opposing sides left three dead in neighborhoods controlled by each side. A total of 19 have been killed since last Tuesday.

The corpses of three Tripoli-area Sunnis were returned from Syria during the day. They had been killed in an ambush by Syrian government forces on November 30th in the town of Tal Kalakh while trying to join anti-government rebels with 19 others. Syria told Lebanese officials that survivors were being interrogated.

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