Berri upset over the ‘Sunni-Shia’ clashes


Lebanon Speaker Nabih Berri was reportedly upset on Sunday over the bloody street clashes earlier this week between the two former allies — Hezbollah and Al-Ahbash.

An-Nahar newspaper quoted Berri visitors as saying that the Speaker has received information that several organizations not connected with Al Ahbash had mobilized and deployed forces in more than one district of Beirut during Tuesday’s clashes in Borj Abi Haidar.

Berri was quoted as saying that after less than an hour of the battles Sunnis sided with Sunnis and Shiites sides with Shiites “a scene I will always reject and fight.”

“This is what we have learned from Moussa Sadr’s school,” Berri insisted.

His comments come after the clash that took place last Tuesday night in the Beirut neighborhood of Borj Abi Haidar between supporters of the the pro-Syrian Association of Islamic Charitable Projects—also known as Al-Ahbash—and the Iranian backed Hezbollah militants , leading to the death of three people, including Hezbollah official Mohammad Fawwaz, his body guard and an Al-Ahbash member who is the son of a Beirut Mukhtar.

Berri who heads the Amal Movement is closely associated with Hezbollah.

There were unconfirmed reports that Amal fighters joined Hezbollah in the battle against Al-Ahbash.

Machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades were used in the fighting that rocked the capital



13 responses to “Berri upset over the ‘Sunni-Shia’ clashes”

  1. Tarie AL Fanarie Avatar
    Tarie AL Fanarie

    First what do you expect Mr. Berri have it both ways all your life. Someday soon you have to choose between Syria and Iran. Either way you will be getting lots of punches. Second what do you expect when every shiites from every group went on the attacks against the AL-Ahbash. Do you not expect the rest of the sunnis to help them? or heaven forbids are they not allowed to help each other? this is getting to be too ridiculus. You want to control the weapons, the gov’t and now you want to control who and who cannot fight you..Splending. F.. your resistance weapons and stuff it where it don’t shine. You’re not there to fight israel and there are no israelis in west beirut. It was your group that attacked these people at the mosque. they were simply parking cars when bumped into then brought hundreds of militants to show them the Sunnis who’s the boss. Or rather show Syria here who’s in charge. You call this isolated and brotherly incident lol. You’re the butt of the joke and you have no respect for yourself and lebanese. you never were true lebanese and you’re no way near Mousa Al Sadr. Amal died after his death and all left is bunch of gangsters. Those gangsters came from Dahia to attack peaceful people who were preparing for Iftar.. Second what kind of muslims are you when you burn a Mosque? If you burn a Mosque today what makes think you will also burn churches in the future? Or maybe you have done it already. the gov’t need to deal with the matter decisively and arrest all those involved at least the gang leaders. I call them gang because that’s how they act and keep doing this over and over again. Let’s wait for the STL rulings and I bet the same thing is going to happen. You and Nassrallah are bunch of liars and thugs and terrorists as much as the israeli mossad. You disgust me and I wish you just move to Iran and take Wahab with you plzzzzzzz.

    1. Well Said !

  2. It’s was brotherly conflict Mr Berri, why you are upset?

  3. CONCERNED indeed: Is it getting closer to home, where he personally could have a brotherly clash with hassoon!!!!

  4. You can be upset, those responsible of these conflicts even don’t ask for being forgiven.

  5. I wish Lebanon as a whole becomes arms FREE and we go back to fighting in sticks and stones if we really have to fight….what bothers me the most is that in few minutes hundreds of militants from both sides probably were filling the streets all ready with their arms to kill each other because of a freakin parking…. rocket launchers, gernaids, machine guns, etc… I will never bring my family back to Lebanon…scrue this it is not safe to have such amount of hostility between fellow citizens…. we are still talking sunni …shee3i and masee7i language and that is very far from being one country with one heart

  6. Since he s upset why does n t he and his associates agree to an arms free Beirut?

  7. fauzia thats too easy just like its too easy to just offer a cash for weapons program and see what happens.

  8. When there is concern about people s lives ,property,safety and security,a lot can be done!However when they care only for their interests ,they will give all the excuses for not having an arms free Beirut!!!!!

  9. Constantin Avatar

    Where there is a will there is way. Stop babbling Mr. Berri and give the army and the police the right to ACT and deter ANY ARMED person. “Kalam fadi”…from somebody with a “mokh fadi”.

    Our army is paralyzed and police and cannot deter terrorists (lebanese ones) and illegals because of Mr. Berri position.

    I understand the frustration of JADM, however again I am going to Lebanon next month and these punks are not going to deter me. However, somebody with kids would think twice before going, I understand….

  10. constantin nothings gonna stop me bro. i have a child and i’m still going.

    7 more days to go. khay i cant wait.

    1. Tony you wouldn’t want your child to be caught under fire because a bunch of ignorant idiots decided to settle a dispute over a parking spot or something even less trivial.

      It is not about being brave, but I dont want to risk my life and the life of my children over absolutely something worthless

      Stay safe bro

  11. who are responsible for making coffee in her make berri a cup he is very up set where was the school of mossa el sadr;s ya mr berri in 2008 when you both join in in the street of beirut and killed the sunni people and who are those several organizations who deployed fighters whou joint in name them are they the palestinain /syrian or who may be the israels came down from the sky please let us know who they where but it did look like both HA and the ahbash where well prepered for this brotherley fight

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