Seven people charged in northern Lebanon clashes

Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr charged on Tuesday seven people for being involved in the clashes that took place in Tripoli, National News Agency reported.

Those charged belong to both sides of the protesters, the report added but their names were not released

Armed clashes erupted in Tripoli on Friday following a rally in support of Syrian protesters. The military official of the Hezbollah and Syrian backed Arab Democratic Party, Ali Fares was killed and 6 others including one army soldier and a seven year old child. At least 59 others were reportedly injured and some are in serious condition .

Many analysts questioned why the Alawite party should have a military official .

Jabal Mohsen ( home of the Arab Democratic Party) and Bab al-Tabbaneh areas have been in recent years the scene of intense clashes between Sunni supporters of Lebanon’s former PM Saad Hariri and Alawites who are loyal to the Hezbollah-led coalition backed by Iran and Syria.

March 14 MP Hadi Hobeich said on Monday that weapons backed by Hezbollah were used in the clashes that broke out on Friday in northern Lebanon.

  • 5thDrawer

    Wow … finally …. some might be held to account for their stupidity and general lack of respect for human life. I’m sure there should be more than 7 … but it’s a start. Pulling out guns and shooting unarmed demonstrators and children is Syria’s way … hope the new cabinet works to keep it out of Lebanon.

    • Beiruti

      Yeah that is so possible especially now that Hezbollah is running the government.

      Hezbollah also has a lack of respect for human life, did you not read? That Hezbollah members are killing people in Syria?

      • 5thDrawer

        The question there is .. were they sent, or did they volunteer? I’m sure some have not had enough ‘action’ in Leb lately …

      • 5thDrawer

        The question there is .. were they sent, or did they volunteer? I’m sure some have not had enough ‘action’ in Leb lately …

  • Anonymous

    Wow … finally …. some might be held to account for their stupidity and general lack of respect for human life. I’m sure there should be more than 7 … but it’s a start. Pulling out guns and shooting unarmed demonstrators and children is Syria’s way … hope the new cabinet works to keep it out of Lebanon.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah that is so possible especially now that Hezbollah is running the government.

      Hezbollah also has a lack of respect for human life, did you not read? That Hezbollah members are killing people in Syria?

      • Anonymous

        The question there is .. were they sent, or did they volunteer? I’m sure some have not had enough ‘action’ in Leb lately …