Heavy fighting erupted July 9 between government supporters and Hezbollah’s allies in northern Lebanon, killing at least four people and shattering a fragile truce that lasted just two weeks, security officials said. More than 50 people were wounded, including five Lebanese soldiers, in clashes the officials said began overnight when three hand grenades exploded in a street separating rival districts in Tripoli, Lebanon’s second-largest city. The renewed fighting comes as Western-backed Prime Minister Fuad Saniora is struggling to form a national unity government in which his top rival Hezbollah will have veto power in all government decisions. (AP)

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