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Beirut, Tripoli hit by violence

The US will send a FBI team to help Lebanon probe the Beirut car bombing that killed Hassan Al Wissam

Beirut, Tripoli hit by violence
Lebanese army commandos deploy in the Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighbourhoods where clashes are taking place between Sunnis and Alawites in the northern city of Tripoli on October 23, 2012. Lebanese troops deployed across the country as more sectarian violence erupted, stoking fresh fears after a top security official was killed in a bombing blamed on neighbouring Syria. (AFP/Getty Images)
Beirut, Tripoli hit by violence
Lebanese army deploy in the Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighborhoods where clashes are taking place between Sunni and Alawites in the coastal city of Tripoli, northern Lebanon, on October 23, 2012. Lebanese troops deployed in Sunni areas of the capital as more sectarian violence erupted, stoking fresh fears after a top security official was killed in a bombing blamed on neighbouring Syria. (AFP/Getty Images)
Beirut, Tripoli hit by violence
Lebanese army tanks deploy in the Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighborhoods where clashes are taking place between Sunni and Alawites in the coastal city of Tripoli, northern Lebanon, on October 23, 2012. Lebanese troops deployed in Sunni areas of the capital as more sectarian violence erupted, stoking fresh fears after a top security official was killed in a bombing blamed on neighbouring Syria. (AFP/Getty Images)
Beirut, Tripoli hit by violence
Lebanese army tanks deploy in the Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighborhoods where clashes are taking place between Sunni and Alawites in the coastal city of Tripoli, northern Lebanon, on October 23, 2012. Lebanese troops deployed in Sunni areas of the capital as more sectarian violence erupted, stoking fresh fears after a top security official was killed in a bombing blamed on neighbouring Syria. (AFP/Getty Images)
Beirut, Tripoli hit by violence
Lebanese army soldiers deploy in the Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighborhoods where clashes are taking place between Sunni and Alawites in the coastal city of Tripoli, northern Lebanon, on October 23, 2012. Lebanese troops deployed in Sunni areas of the capital as more sectarian violence erupted, stoking fresh fears after a top security official was killed in a bombing blamed on neighbouring Syria. (AFP/Getty Images)
Beirut, Tripoli hit by violence
A Lebanese army commando patrols the Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighbourhoods where clashes are taking place between Sunnis and Alawites in the northern city of Tripoli on October 23, 2012. Lebanese troops deployed across the country as more sectarian violence erupted, stoking fresh fears after a top security official was killed in a bombing blamed on neighbouring Syria. (AFP/Getty Images)
Beirut, Tripoli hit by violence
A Lebanese woman walks past cars driving on Hamra Street in Beirut on October 23, 2012 as life returned to normal, days after a car bomb blast in the Lebanese capital. The Lebanese army said it was determined to restore order in the country which has been roiled by growing political tensions linked to neighbouring Syria. (AFP/Getty Images)
Beirut, Tripoli hit by violence
A Lebanese man stands next a van loaded with shattered glass in Beirut's Christian neighbourhood of Ashrafieh on October 23, 2012, days after a car bomb blast. The United States will send a Federal Bureau of Investigation team to help Lebanon probe the Beirut car bombing that killed the country's internal security chief, officials said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Beirut, Tripoli hit by violence
Lebanese men sit at a cafe on Hamra Street in Beirut on October 23, 2012 as life returned to normal, days after a car bomb blast in the Lebanese capital. The Lebanese army said it was determined to restore order in the country which has been roiled by growing political tensions linked to neighbouring Syria. (AFP/Getty Images)
Beirut, Tripoli hit by violence
Lebanese men sit next to a poster of slain police intelligence chief General Wissam al-Hassan on October 23, 2012 near the site of a car bomb blast that killed him in Beirut's Christian neighbourhood of Ashrafieh. The United States will send a Federal Bureau of Investigation team to help Lebanon probe the Beirut car bombing that killed Hassan, officials said. (AFP/Getty Images)