Lebanese Special Police Unit, The Panthers, patrol the streets in Bab al-Tabbaneh in June
Lebanese Special Police Unit, The Panthers, patrol the streets in Tripoli's Sunni neighbourhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh in June 2012. Six people were wounded in a shootout between pro- and anti-Damascus regime supporters in Lebanon on Monday, an official said, as conflict in Syria again rattled security in its small neighbour. © - AFP/File
Lebanese Special Police Unit, The Panthers, patrol the streets in Bab al-Tabbaneh in June
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Last updated: August 20, 2012

Six hurt in Syria-linked Lebanon clash according to security official

Six people were wounded in a shootout between pro- and anti-Damascus regime supporters in Lebanon on Monday, an official said, as conflict in Syria again rattled security in its small neighbour.

The gunfire came from the mainly Sunni anti-Assad district of Bab el-Tebbaneh, and from the pro-Syrian regime Alawite neighbourhood of Jabal Mohsen.

Lebanese soldiers fired back at the sources of the shots.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is a member of the Alawite community.

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