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Muslim militiamen fought artillery and mortar duels across the ravaged avenues of the northern Lebanese port of Tripoli, killing at least 34 people and wounding 76 in what Beirut radio called the worst street battles in two years. The fighting was between two Sunni Muslim militias--the pro-Syrian Arab Democratic Party and the Tawhid, or Islamic Unification Movement. Premier Rashid Karami, a Sunni and a native of Tripoli, hinted that he might resign if the fighting continues.


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