The northern Lebanese city of Tripoli was quiet after Lebanese security forces moved in on January 11 to disengage pro-and anti-Syrian groups who had been fighting in the city over the two months.
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Background: TRIPOLI, LEBANON
The northern Lebanese city of Tripoli was quiet after Lebanese security forces moved in on January 11 to disengage pro-and anti-Syrian groups who had been fighting in the city over the two months. However, shortage of police to enforce the peace threatened the precarious lull in the old parts of the beleaguered city. An armoured car and two Land Rovers factions, but security was still firmly in the hands of heavily-armed Palestinians. Their commandos, from refugee camp outside the city, held positions at most strategic points. About 250 people are believed to have died within the last month. Some 1,000 more were wounded in the fighting between the pro-Syrian Democratic Party (ADP) and an array of Leftist and Islamic groups opposed to Syrian presence in Lebanon. Tripoli's leading politician, former Prime Minister Rashid Karami, has called on Prime Minister shafiq Al-Wazzan to visit the port , and said the government should send more ISF men if peace is to be maintained.
Source: REUTERS - SOUHEIL RACHED