Drive-by shooting in Tripoli: Lebanese soldier gunned down


tripoli lebanon fightingThe Lebanese army carried out raids in the northern city of Tripoli on Thursday after a soldier was killed in a drive-by shooting, the military and a radio station said.

The army said in a communique that two masked men riding a motorcycle killed Fadi al-Jubaili, an army warrant officer, at around 6:15 am after opening fire on him in the area of Boulevard.

Al-Jubaili was heading to work when he was killed, it said.

Military police launched an investigation into the murder, the communique added.

Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) said the military carried out raids in the area to arrest the suspects.

It later reported that Dahham al-Sheikh Jilati, a Lebanese, and a Syrian named Aaqbeh Hamish were apprehended on suspicion of killing the soldier.

Also Thursday, Internal Security Forces Corporal Samer Dandashi escaped unharmed after he came under fire in the Tripoli area of Bab al-Ramel.

On Wednesday, an 11-year-old boy was killed from sniper fire in Tripoli.

The clashes renewed after an Alawite resident from the Jabal Mohsen neighborhood died when unknown assailants opened fire at him near al-Ridani bakery, NNA said.

Tripoli has been rocked by repeated bouts of violence linked to the conflict in neighboring Syria, pitting its Sunni majority, who largely support the rebels, against the Alawite minority, who back President Bashar Assad.

Alawites make up 11 percent of the city’s population. Sunnis account for 80 percent.

The Lebanese army, that has deployed in the city to calm the situation, has come under fire from gunmen from both sides. Several soldiers have been killed and injured in the different rounds of fighting that the city has witnessed.




3 responses to “Drive-by shooting in Tripoli: Lebanese soldier gunned down”

  1. nagy_michael2 Avatar

    I hope the army kill the bastards who shot him.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar

      On both ‘sides’, Nagy … I think a quick week or so to get ALL the Gangs and guns out is the only way they are going to finally have some peace … for those citizens left alive still.

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar

    AND on Friday …. again with the gangs ….

    BEIRUT/TRIPOLI: A policeman was shot and killed by masked gunmen the northern city of Tripoli Friday as another was rushed to the hospital after being stabbed by an unknown assailant, security sources said.
    The sources told The Daily Star that Adjutant Butros al-Bayea was killed instantly by multiple bullets to the head, neck and chest after assailants opened fire on his Range Rover while traveling along the Majdlaya highway that links Tripoli to Zghorta.
    The vehicle crashed down into the nearby Abu Ali River, the sources added.

    Several hours later, a gendarmarie was rushed to Tripoli’s Islamic hospital with multiple stab wounds.
    The attacks came only one day after assailants shot to death a Lebanese Army officer in Tripoli.
    Masked gunmen on a motorcycle shot Warrant Officer Fadi Ali Jbeili in the back from close range Thursday. He was rushed to hospital where he died soon after.

    Militants in the northern city have increasingly targeted the Army and security forces, which have been tasked with separating the warring sides.

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