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2 Dead, 6 Injured in Shootout in Beirut's Caracas District

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Lebanese security forces stormed a building in Beirut Thursday following a shootout overnight with a man who was holed up inside a flat.

A security official said the gunman was killed and the body of another man was found inside the flat located on the sixth floor of a building in west Beirut's Caracas district.

The spark for the incident appears to have been a personal dispute between at least one of the men and a woman in her early twenties.

Both the gunman and the woman, who was detained in the incident, are Syrian nationals. The army and police rushed to the site late Wednesday after reports of gunfire... continue reading

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