PFLP chief flees Damascus to Tartous

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

Tripoli will turn into a sea of blood if Syrian regime falls, ADP

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 […]

Lebanon struggles to remain neutral, as Syria war widens

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.

Lebanon PM, Speaker urge Mufti Shaar to return

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 […]

7 Lebanese army members wounded in Tripoli

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

Lebanese men killed in Syria were framed, report

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.

Syrian civil war spills into Lebanon as rebels close in on Damascus

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