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May 11, 2008 | 14:14 GMT

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Lebanon: Fighting Reported In Tripoli, Bekaa Valley

Lebanese government supporters exchanged rocket-propelled grenades and machine gun fire with opposition supporters early May 11 in the Tebaneh neighborhood of Tripoli in northern Lebanon, The Associated Press reported, citing security officials. The fighting calmed down when Lebanese soldiers began deploying, but the clashes left one person dead, bringing the death toll from violence in Lebanon to 38 since May 6. In the Bekaa valley, government and opposition supporters clashed in several villages. Government supporters blocked the road leading to the main border crossing with Syria, in retaliation for opposition supporters' blocking of the road to the airport.

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