Monday, 13 August 2007

Tripoli 2007

“‘Mother, I’m injured’, he told me and I could hear the bullets flying,” she says in the family’s three-room flat in Bab al-Tebbaneh, a poor quarter in the northern Lebanese town of Tripoli. “Then there were no more words, only bullets.”

Truancy and child labour are endemic in poor parts of Tripoli. Picture: Lucy Fielder/IRIN

Mohammed Al-Jassem holds a picture of his dead son, killed by the Lebanese army as an alleged Fatah al-Islam militant. Picture: Lucy Fielder/IRIN

Poverty despite the promise. Picture: Lucy Fielder/IRIN

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