WRAP Tripoli aftermath, army deployed after clashes ADDS funerals
SHOTLIST Aley 1. Wide pan of Aley city 2. Various of Lebanese Army vehicles deploying in city 3. Wide of traffic 4. Wide of newspapers headlines 5. Pan of headline of Assafir daily, headline reading (Arabic) "The Lebanese Army is in control of the ground even by force." Chouweifat 6. Wide of Lebanese Army Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) stationed 7. Lebanese Army jeep 8. Lebanese Army check point on road, checking car 9. Soldier on top of APC 10. Various of damaged shops and debris 11. Close up of small fire inside shop Beirut, Airport road 12. Airport road blocked by earth 13. Close up of airport road sign Tripoli 14. Various of APCs and army jeeps driving along streets 15. Smoke rising from damaged building pull back to military vehicles driving along street 16. Lebanese soldiers on back of vehicle 17. Soldiers in street 18. Smoke coming out of hole in building, pull out to smoke billowing from upstairs balcony 19. Grenade shell on ground Chouweifat 20. Wide of coffin carried by men on shoulders 21. Various of distressed mourners 22. Photograph of man killed in clashes (pro-government militant) held by mourners 23. Distressed women mourning over body 24. Mourners chanting "In our souls and blood we sacrifice ourselves for you Walid" (referring to Druse leader Walid Jumblatt) 25. Women crying 26. Second coffin being carried 27. People clapping 28. Wide of third coffin carried into hall 29. Wide of Druse clerics praying and in front three coffins covered by white flags Beirut 30. Vehicle carrying coffins arriving 31. Various of coffins being taken out of vehicle 32. People hugging each other 33. SOUNDBITE: (Arabic) Hasan Tabbara, father who lost three in gunbattle: "My life is over, really my life is over " 34. Mid of three coffins laid on floor of mosque 35. Wide of prayers 36. Mid of man crying 37. Male mourners crying while praying STORYLINE The Lebanese army expanded its troop deployment to several tense areas around the country on Tuesday, hours after it said soldiers would use force if needed to impose order, after almost a week of clashes between the Western-backed government's armed supporters and the Hezbollah-led opposition. The army, which is respected by the militant group Hezbollah, has played a central role in defusing the violence that started on Wednesday by calling on armed supporters from both sides to leave the streets. Hezbollah have gained significant military and political ground in the past few days and it is not in their interests to engage the Lebanese Army. The Army has remained neutral in the conflict and did not intervene as Shiite gunmen from Hezbollah over-ran much of west Beirut and the offices of Sunni parliamentary majority leader Saad Hariri. The army's announcement on Tuesday signalled that it could step up its involvement to bring an end to some of the country's worst internal fighting since the end of the civil war in 1990, which has left at least 54 people dead and scores more wounded. An army statement released late on Monday said "Army units will prevent any violations, whether by individuals or groups, in accordance with the law, even if this is going to lead to the use of force." One reason the army had largely stayed out of the fighting was the fear that its forces could break apart along sectarian lines as they did during the civil war. The army statement said troops would prevent armed civilians from roaming the streets and called on all groups in the country to cooperate. It said its order would be in effect from 0600 (0300 GMT) on Tuesday, and AP Television showed troops deploying on the streets of Beirut, Aley, Chouweifat and Tripoli. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2444bbd3800da0d040d04da678d302ea Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork

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