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The World

September 25, 1985

Cease-fire talks between warring Muslim militiamen in Tripoli foundered, triggering new fighting in a 10-day battle that has claimed 183 lives in Lebanon's second-largest city. Security sources blamed the stalemate primarily on a failure to agree on how to collect and store the heavy weapons of both sides. A day earlier, mediators from the Syrian military forces that control the roads around Tripoli appeared to have been close to imposing a cease-fire.

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