A clash broke out on Monday between residents of Baqaata , the largest commercial center in the Shouf region of Mt Lebanon and a Hezbollah security convoy after the residents discovered an illegal telecom network belonging to Hezbollah militant group that passes through their town all the way to al-Mukhtara according to media reports.
Christian Maronite Patriarch Beshara Al-Rai concluded his 2 day visit to the Shouf region by meeting with National Struggle Front leader MP Walid Jumblatt at the Moukhtara mansion. Addressing the Patriarch, Jumblatt said:
Christian Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai headed Saturday to the Shouf region of Mt Lebanon on a two-day pastoral visit where he is expected to visit several churches and have lunch with Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt at his mansion in Mukhtara.
A huge fire that erupted in the Damour area soon spread to Al-Mishref and Kfar Matta in the Shouf area of MT Lebanon, National News Agency reported on Sunday.
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai stressed on Monday during his visit to the Chouf region of Mt Lebanon the need for coexistence between Christians, Muslims and Druze, and urged Christians to hold onto their land. Rai’s visit coincided with the commemoration of the August 7, 2001 events following the historical Mountain reconciliation.
Unidentified individuals broke into the Electricité du Liban center in Baakline el Shouf ( located on the road leading to the village of Ainbal) and stole files, computers and a safe, National News Agency (NNA) reported on Monday.