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Conflict Incident Report
Fighting spreads to the North, Beqaa, and Shouf
Fighting also spread to other regions in the country, including North Lebanon, between the Sunnis of Tripoli and the Maronites of Zgharta, in Zahleh in the Beqaa, and in the Shuf. In the Beqaa, three people were killed in the clashes.41 In Tripoli, shops and offices owned by Christians were blown up by dynamite, causing Christian families to flee toward Beirut or their mountain villages. In the Shuf, Aley and Upper Metn, acts of violence committed by Druze gunmen against Christians or by Christian gunmen against other Christians affiliated to the NM drove many Christian families to leave the area. These acts included blowing up cars or houses, threats, abductions, and murder.