Residents could still hear gunfire Sunday in the northern city of Tripoli as residents from the predominantly Sunni Muslim district fought overnight with residents belonging to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite minority.
The violence in Syria has left thousands dead and has angered many conservative Sunni Muslims in Tripoli who sympathize with Syrian rebels.
A sniper shot dead a soldier there in a separate incident late Saturday while the sectarian clashes rocked the city.
Meanwhile, in Syria, activists say Syrian government forces have killed at least five people during a raid on the northern farming village of Tamana, about 55 kilometers west of Hama. VoA.