The Lebanese army has called on Islamic militants in this northern city to surrender themselves as calm returned after four days of clashes.

An army statement says troops will find the gunmen's hideouts and bring them to justice.

Lebanese troops entered the Muslim militants' stronghold of Bab Tabbaneh on Monday. That area witnessed some of the worst clashes.

Lebanese security officials said the fighting that began Friday killed 12 soldiers and 10 civilians, and wounded 92 soldiers and 63 civilians.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

There were no figures of casualties among the militants.

The violence broke out in Tripoli two days after troops killed three militants and detained a local leader in a raid in the northern Dinniyeh region.