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Pro and anti-Syrian regime militants clash in Lebanon

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Fighting has continued in Lebanon between pro and anti-Syrian regime militants in Tripoli.

At least two people are said to have been killed on Sunday, raising the total to more than 14 dead in a week and more than 140 wounded.

Tensions have been running high since a group of Sunni Muslim Lebanese and Palestinian gunmen from the area were killed by Syrian security forces in a Syrian border town.

Funerals have been held for at least three of the victims from the group which appears to have joined the insurgency against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Militants from northern Lebanon had long been suspected of entering neighbouring Syria, but the killing of the gunmen has reignited Tripoli’s long simmering tensions.