Clashes erupted Friday night between the Army and gunmen in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli, killing a militant leader and wounding several soldiers, security sources said.

The sources told The Daily Star that a shootout erupted after about 20 militants attacked an Army post in the neighborhood of Khan al-Askar around 8:30 p.m.

The militants then withdrew from the neighborhood and headed towards the old souks, slipping through small alleyways that cannot be accessed by armored vehicles, the sources said. […]