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Heavy fighting raged in Lebanon, from Tripoli in the north to Nabatiyeh in the south. In Beirut, 16 people were reported killed in another day of fighting between Christian and Muslim factions. In Tripoli, the fighting, between pro- and anti-Syrian militias, was so heavy that it was not possible to count all the dead. By day’s end, a pro-Syrian militia coalition--supported, according to some accounts, by Syrian artillery--had advanced toward the city center, defended by the anti-Syrian Tawhid militia. In the south, the Shia Muslim market town of Nabatiyeh was shelled by Israeli-backed Christian gunners, reportedly wounding at least 12 people.


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