Lebanese Army neutralizes clash between rivals in Baalbek


The Lebanese army contained an armed clash between rival clans in the eastern city of Baalbek on Sunday to prevent the confrontation from spiraling out of control.

The National News Agency reported on Sunday that a Lebanese army unit was able to contain a family feud between Jaafar and Shamas tribes in Baalbek in the Bekaa Valley that included the use of light weapons and rocket propelled grenades.

The gunfight erupted over a family dispute that left one person injured a few days ago in Bouday, the agency reported.

Sunday’s gunbattle took place at al-Sharawina neighborhood’s entrance and at the town of Iaat before the army interfered to put an end to it, NNA added.