The Lebanese army deployed troops in the streets of Beirut and the northern city of Tripoli after violence from neighboring Syria's civil war spilled over into Lebanon. At least five people were killed in gunfights between factions that support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and those that oppose him in Tripoli on Monday. The violence erupted after the Friday car-bombing assassination of Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, a top security official who was an outspoken critic of Assad.
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