A Sunni gunman takes aim during clashes that erupted on Syria Street, which divides the areas between Sunnis and Alawites, in the northern port city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Saturday June 2, 2012. (AP Photo)
TRIPOLI, Lebanon (Reuters) - Supporters and opponents of a popular uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad clashed in neighboring Lebanon's port city of Tripoli on Saturday, leaving seven dead and 30 wounded, residents and a doctor said.
A Reuters journalist said the sides fired machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades at each other and that the army moved into the area with armored vehicles to try and quell the violence, but did not open fire.
Residents said the fatalities included civilians caught in the crossfire and that a Lebanese soldier was among the wounded. Sporadic fighting raged since the early hours of the morning.