Clashes in Beb el Tebbane in 1975

If you thought the Tripoli clashes are recent ones and due to the situation in Syria, check out these old pictures from the 1970s and 1980s posted by NakedBana2. I guess we will never learn.

Tripoli 1976

Tripoli Clashes in 1985


The civil society is rallying to protest against the killings and clashes in the city and an ongoing campaign entitled “Tripoli, a weapons-free city” has been launched months ago, but I doubt that they will have any impact on the clashes as the origins of the conflict are deeply rooted and have been there for 30 years now.

Here’s a nice report by BBC Arabic on the social, economic and personal effects of the sectarian clashes between Jabal Mohsen and Bab al Tabbaneh.

La Paix …. Impossible? [Source]