Several ceasefire violations were reported in Tripoli

Several ceasefire violations were reported Sunday evening in Tripoli , Lebanon’s northern capital according to local media reports .

National News Agency (NNA) reported Sunday evening that unknown assailants tossed a hand-grenade from a car into a coffee shop located on Azmi Street in Tripoli, which set the shop onfire.

NNA added that the Civil Defense forces made efforts to extinguish the fire and the security forces started an investigation into the incident.

NNA reported Earlier Sunday evening that policeman Mohammad al-Sahmarani was wounded after he was hot by a sniper as he was crossing a pedestrian bridge on the Bab al-Tabbaneh highway.

NNA added added that the injured man was transferred to the Islamic Hospital in Tripoli.

The head of Al-Jamaa al-Islamiya’s political office, Azam al-Ayoubi, said on Sunday that the problem between Tripoli’s rival neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen will not be settled only by the intervention of the Lebanese army.

“The problem between Bab al-Tebbaneh and Jabal Mohsen will not be solved by the army’s deployment, because the causes that [led to the clashes] are still there,”Ayoubi told Al-Jazeera television station.

Ayoubi told Al-Jazeera that the recent Tripoli clashes revealed that the Syrian regime “wants to take Lebanon back in time.”

“ Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime wants to spark a conflict in Lebanon that would portray Tripoli as an area that harbors terrorism and serves as a gateway for alleged ‘terrorist acts’ that have been targeting Syria.”

He added that that “the Syrian army has been given the green light to restore the tense security situation in the rival areas for reasons related to what is happening in Syria .”

Update: according to media reports Lebanese army soldier Mohammad el Sahmarani was wounded by a sniper bullet while he was deployed in Bab el Tebbaneh and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment

Update 2: MTV reported that an explosion was heard near Al Nasiry mosque in Bab el Tabbaneh and added that sniper fire was reported on the street dividing Bab el Tabbaneh and Jabel Mohsen.

  • Sebouh80

    To Yalibnan,

    Away from the turbulent political situation in Lebanon. Almost every part of Lebanon today is either burning in tires or about to be burn. Tonight I just heard that the people of Zouk Mosbeh Lebanon are burning tires and have blocked all roads in that area after hearing the  approval of Farid Khazen’s cement licence factory which is scheduled to be built near the vicinity of Zouk Mosbeh.The people and including the municipality council have long argued that this project threatens the environment and their livelihood.In this regards, it appears that Farid Haykal Khazen has a powerful wasta, but the people and the municipality have vowed to fight against this till the end.

    Regardless of our diverse political orientations, we must all firmly stand against Farid Haykal Khazen’s intentions to build a cement factory near residential areas. Lastly as you guys should known by now that I have always despised Feudal families and all these thuggish Zaim families Farid Haykal Khazen is one of them.

    Please guys we need your support in this struggle.

    Lebanon needs another Tanyos Shahin. When the landlords tried to ignore the demands of the peasants, Shahin made
    clear his willingness to use force. At one point he tried to arrest
    leading landlords who were meeting in a monastery, but the presence of clerics
    stopped him. Shahin called for the confiscation of property and crops owned by
    the landlords and in 1859 seized silk and wheat belonging to landlords and put
    it in his own house. His power allowed him to punish and reward individuals. By
    the spring of 1859, he had expelled all members of the Khazin family from
    Kisrawan. At the end of the year, the Maronite peasant rebellion had become
    interwined with the Maronite-Druze conflict, which led to the civil war of 1860.
    The appointment of a Mutasarrif in 1861 led to the defeat of Shahin,
    although he was allowed to remain in Kisrawan as local leader.

    • breakthemould

       If you need help you should spell out in clear language what you want people to do in support of your cause. I am sure there will be willing supporters as this sort of thing hits every citizen. What can be done? and how can it be more and more effective?

      • Sebouh80

        People are already taking action as we speak. According to the Municipality council chairman of Zouk Mosbeh the residents who are taking on the streets are demanding an immediate written authorization from Lebanon’s head of state against building this project.
        Once again what this incident and many others reveals is that corruption in Lebanon governs all sectors of society and all branches of government.

    • deptyGod

      ar tiyers goood mr I need som tiyers mr

      • 5thDrawer

        Dab. Have I got a deal for you … 4 Pirellis .. come with a Fiat of various reddish hues … runs perfectly. 😉

  • Sebouh80

    To Yalibnan,

    Away from the turbulent political situation in Lebanon. Almost every part of Lebanon today is either burning in tires or about to be burn. Tonight I just heard that the people of Zouk Mosbeh Lebanon are burning tires and have blocked all roads in that area after hearing the  approval of Farid Khazen’s cement licence factory which is scheduled to be built near the vicinity of Zouk Mosbeh.The people and including the municipality council have long argued that this project threatens the environment and their livelihood.In this regards, it appears that Farid Haykal Khazen has a powerful wasta, but the people and the municipality have vowed to fight against this till the end.

    Regardless of our diverse political orientations, we must all firmly stand against Farid Haykal Khazen’s intentions to build a cement factory near residential areas. Lastly as you guys should known by now that I have always despised Feudal families and all these thuggish Zaim families Farid Haykal Khazen is one of them.

    Please guys we need your support in this struggle.

    Lebanon needs another Tanyos Shahin. When the landlords tried to ignore the demands of the peasants, Shahin made
    clear his willingness to use force. At one point he tried to arrest
    leading landlords who were meeting in a monastery, but the presence of clerics
    stopped him. Shahin called for the confiscation of property and crops owned by
    the landlords and in 1859 seized silk and wheat belonging to landlords and put
    it in his own house. His power allowed him to punish and reward individuals. By
    the spring of 1859, he had expelled all members of the Khazin family from
    Kisrawan. At the end of the year, the Maronite peasant rebellion had become
    interwined with the Maronite-Druze conflict, which led to the civil war of 1860.
    The appointment of a Mutasarrif in 1861 led to the defeat of Shahin,
    although he was allowed to remain in Kisrawan as local leader.

    • breakthemould

       If you need help you should spell out in clear language what you want people to do in support of your cause. I am sure there will be willing supporters as this sort of thing hits every citizen. What can be done? and how can it be more and more effective?

      • Sebouh80

        People are already taking action as we speak. According to the Municipality council chairman of Zouk Mosbeh the residents who are taking on the streets are demanding an immediate written authorization from Lebanon’s head of state against building this project.
        Once again what this incident and many others reveals is that corruption in Lebanon governs all sectors of society and all branches of government.

    • deptyGod

      ar tiyers goood mr I need som tiyers mr

      • 5thDrawer

        Dab. Have I got a deal for you … 4 Pirellis .. come with a Fiat of various reddish hues … runs perfectly. 😉

  • Constantin7

    “A hand grenade on a coffee shop that set the coffee shop on fire”….Maybe now drinking coffee is forbidden ? or selling coffee is a pro-Syrian regime act or against the Syrian regime ?! It is not enough that different parties are fighting, some are seeking revenge and settling accounts in this mele. Poor Tripoli and poor Tripolitans…..

    • 5thDrawer

      Yes .. just GANGS … use religion as a shield for their stupidity. Which makes them doubly stupid.

  • Constantin7

    “A hand grenade on a coffee shop that set the coffee shop on fire”….Maybe now drinking coffee is forbidden ? or selling coffee is a pro-Syrian regime act or against the Syrian regime ?! It is not enough that different parties are fighting, some are seeking revenge and settling accounts in this mele. Poor Tripoli and poor Tripolitans…..

    • 5thDrawer

      Yes .. just GANGS … use religion as a shield for their stupidity. Which makes them doubly stupid.

  • 5thDrawer

    ” … will not be solved by the army’s deployment, because …”
    Because the army sits tight in their armour and watches … when they should be seeking out the arsenals of weapons.
    Hmmmm.. who mentioned ‘ceasefire’ ????

  • 5thDrawer

    ” … will not be solved by the army’s deployment, because …”
    Because the army sits tight in their armour and watches … when they should be seeking out the arsenals of weapons.
    Hmmmm.. who mentioned ‘ceasefire’ ????