Home > News > World
Sunday March 23, 2014 MYT 6:32:08 PM
Sunday March 23, 2014 MYT 6:33:43 PM
(Reuters) - One person was killed and 10 people were wounded in clashes in south Beirut on Sunday between supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rival fighters, security sources said.
The fighting broke out before dawn between gunmen loyal to Shaker Barjawi, a Sunni Muslim who supports the Syrian Alawite president, and Sunni Muslims who back the three-year uprising against Assad's rule.
Residents heard the sound of loud gunfire and explosions coming from the Al-Gharbi district of southern Beirut, where Barjawi has an office.
Security sources named the dead man as Nabil Hannash. Several other people including civilians, were wounded in the clashes, they said. The army later deployed in the area and the clashes appeared to subside.
The fighting in Beirut follows a week of sustained violence in the northern city of Tripoli, where 27 people have been killed in fighting between Assad supporters and opponents which also sparked clashes with the Lebanese army.
(Reporting By Dominic Evans; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
Singapore PM takes to the stand for hours in blogger defamation case
Union vows more Channel tunnel disruption
Italy's Renzi says Europe cannot position itself against Russia
Thai fishermen strike over new rules imposed after EU's warning
Celebrate Raya in style with GEMFIVE
The 3 unexpected life events that leave us in debt
Retirees find ways to lead a healthy lifestyle and stay independent
Tough choice for Parents Day contest judges
LBU signs MoU to deliver Sarawak highway project
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)