Lebanon: the deployment of the Lebanese army in Beirut and Tripoli

Posted on October 24, 2012


Tuesday, October 23, 2012 and agencies
Elements of the Lebanese army deployed in the streets of the capital Beirut and the northern city of Tripoli in an attempt to calm the violent clashes between the local parties. The number of deaths fell in the city of Tripoli after violent clashes between supporters and opponents of the Syrian regime after the assassination of a senior security officials in Lebanon. For her part, External Relations of the European Union Catherine Ashton Tuesday on EU support for Lebanon’s stability and avoid a vacuum. She said during a brief visit to Lebanon met Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, Prime Minister Najib Mikati said the other seeks to fabricate the problems “to neutralize the attention” on the regional situation. In the meantime, a military source said Tuesday that four people were killed and 15 wounded in gun battles took place Monday evening in the city of Tripoli, the second night of fighting between Sunni and Alawite support the parties to the conflict in the war in neighboring Syria. In the capital Beirut, tensions eased after the spread elements of the army throughout the city to clear the streets of gunmen who clashed Sunday night. The escalation of violence after the assassination of Hassan, who was opposed to the Syrian leadership in an attack in central Beirut on Friday. The blast that killed Hassan and the subsequent clashes to transfer the ongoing civil war in Syria to the heart of Lebanon and sparked a political crisis with the opposition’s demand for resignation of the government of Prime Minister Najib Mikati mostly loyal to Damascus. The fighting in Tripoli between Bab Way, a stronghold for years Jabal Mohsen district, home to Alawites.

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