Ahmed Jibril, head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command ( PFLP -GC ) and staunch supporter of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has fled the Yarmouk district of Damascus Saturday and headed to the Mediterranean city of Tartous , after 12 days of intense clashes with the rebels, Palestinian and
Arab Democratic Party (ADP) Politburo member and party spokesman Ali Fedda said that ” the city of Tripoli will turn into a volcano of fire, and a sea of blood if the regime in Syria falls , but added that “the Alawites in north Lebanon will not be at any risk because the Arab Democratic […]
The Lebanese army has completed its extensive deployment in Jabal Mohsin the mostly Alawite neighborhood of Tripoli as a first step towards complete deployment throughout Tripoli according to National news Agency NNA NNA added that the next step for the army is to complete its
SECTARIAN clashes linked to the 21-month conflict in Syria have killed six people and wounded 40 in neighbouring Lebanon.
Beirut, Lebanon- For months, the Lebanese government has tried to remain neutral on the conflict in neighboring Syria. But the passions unleashed by what is happening next door are proving harder and harder for Lebanon to contain, adding to concerns that it, too, could become enmeshed in the bloodshed.
Both Lebanon Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Speaker of Parliament Nabih Berri called the Mufti of Tripoli and North Lebanon Sheikh Malek al-Shaar, to convince him to return from self exile France. Mikati told Shaar on Friday that he should “return to Lebanon to stand by his family and by the people of his city […]
The Lebanese army revealed that seven of its members were wounded in the port city of Tripoli clashes on Thursday night. “Some of the army units suffered from sniper fire which led to seven army members getting slightly wounded and military vehicles getting damaged,” the army said in a statement
Five men were killed in the Lebanese port city of Tripoli on Thursday during sectarian clashes between gunmen loyal to opposing sides in neighbouring Syria’s civil war, residents said.
The families of Lebanese men killed in Syria last week say their relatives were more interested in nice clothes and vacations than fighting a civil war. Yet Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime branded them foreign jihadists — and their deaths set off three days of new spillover violence.
Gunmen loyal to opposite sides in neighboring Syria’s civil war battled in the streets of northern Lebanon on Wednesday, and the death toll from two days of fighting was at least five killed and 45 wounded, officials said. The Lebanese army fanned out in the city of Tripoli to calm the fighting