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25 October 2014, 15:32 LBCI: The army has seized full control of the Mhammara-Abdeh road and a number of gunmen have been arrested while others are being hunted.
25 October 2014, 15:27 National News Agency: Cautious calm engulfed Tripoli's old souks after a mediation by the Muslim Scholars Committee led to the withdrawal of gunmen.
25 October 2014, 15:20 MTV: The bodies of two gunmen have been found in Tripoli's souks.
25 October 2014, 15:13 Al-Mayadeen: The soldier who sustained injuries in the Mhammara-Akkar clashes died.
25 October 2014, 15:10 Army Command to LBCI: There will be no retreat or bargaining and the battle will continue until we put an end to the abnormal situation in Tripoli.
25 October 2014, 15:03 LBCI quoting security sources: Pledges have been made to withdraw the gunmen, hand over those who fired directly at the army, reactivate the Tripoli security plan and speed up judicial warrants.
25 October 2014, 15:01 The Lebanese Army: The fight against terrorists will continue. We will not back down until we eliminate them.
25 October 2014, 14:55 The Lebanese army and the militants exchanged fire in Bhanine in Akkar. The army brought in reinforcements and military helicopters meanwhile hover over the area of clashes.
25 October 2014, 14:35 Security forces began deploying in Tripoli souks as gunmen withdrew from the area.
25 October 2014, 13:45 LBCI: Several soldiers were wounded when a military vehicles was targeted in Mhammara in Akkar.
25 October 2014, 13:21 Security sources to LBCI: Shadi al-Mawlawi was injured in the dawn clashes in Tripoli during an ambush for the army.
25 October 2014, 13:18 LBCI: One civilian was killed in the clashes that erupted in Tripoli's souks area.
25 October 2014, 13:11 Rifi: There is no need to turn Tripoli into a military zone.
25 October 2014, 13:10 Rifi: We support the army and the legal state institutions.
25 October 2014, 13:10 Rifi: We will not slip into chaos.
25 October 2014, 13:09 Rifi: I am not afraid for the situation in the city. We will dismantle the landmines in the city.
25 October 2014, 13:09 Rifi: We don't cover up for any gunman. We are discussing the developments with PMs Salam, Hariri and Saniora.
25 October 2014, 13:08 Rifi: We will not let anyone threaten our coexistence.
25 October 2014, 13:08 Rifi: We should always play our role and prevent assailants from destabilizing the security of Tripoli.
25 October 2014, 13:07 Rifi: Our principles will always be based on safeguarding coexistence.
25 October 2014, 13:07 Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi: Tripoli is a city for coexistence and will never be a mailbox for any side.
25 October 2014, 12:59 A meeting was held at Rifi's residence in Tripoli in presence of MPs al-Jisr, Derbas and several other officials.
25 October 2014, 12:12 Shaar expressed hope that the clashes would end and calm prevail.
25 October 2014, 12:11 Shaar: The Higher Relief Council should help those who were afflicted by the clashes.
25 October 2014, 12:11 Shaar: We back all security plans and measures that would maintain stability in the country.
25 October 2014, 12:10 Mufti of Tripoli and the North Sheikh Malek al-Shaar: Tripoli is our first concern.
25 October 2014, 12:06 Miqati: We contacted PM Salam and several other officials to discuss the upcoming endeavors to restore calm in the city.
25 October 2014, 12:05 Miqati: Tripoli supports the army.
25 October 2014, 12:04 Miqati: Postponing the Muslim-Christian conference was a wise move amid the escalating security situation.
25 October 2014, 12:04 Ex-PM Najib Miqati: Tripoli will never be a passage for terrorism.
25 October 2014, 12:03 Army communique: Clashes in Tripoli injured 8 soldiers including a lieutenant and several civilians. Until the moment, the army is still raiding a number of suspicious places.
25 October 2014, 11:49 LBCI: Ahmed Salmi Miqati is still alive and reports saying he passed away are not true.
25 October 2014, 11:46 Pharaon: We should unite to safeguard sovereignty.
25 October 2014, 11:44 Minister Michel Pharaon from the Bekaa: Autonomous security is useless. The area is not neglected.
25 October 2014, 11:41 Lebanese surveillance planes flew over the old souks of Tripoli.
25 October 2014, 11:40 NNA: The body of 50-year-old Elie Youssef al-Helou was found under his rented apartment in Jbeil.
25 October 2014, 11:00 Mufti of Tripoli and the North Sheikh Malek al-Shaar to VDL (93.3): We ask all those who took defiant stances against the army to get back to their senses and show loyalty to their country.
25 October 2014, 10:59 NNA: Nine soldiers were killed and four civilians in Tripoli's clashes.
25 October 2014, 10:38 VDL(93.3): Civil Defense firefighters were able to extinguish a vehicle that caught fire in Adma.
25 October 2014, 10:16 VDL (100.5): The army raided an area between Asoun and Sir in al- Dinneyeh after suspicious movements in the area.
25 October 2014, 09:44 Al-Jadeed: A rocket hit the Old Serail in Tripoli as clashes intensified between the army and gunmen.
25 October 2014, 09:42 A meeting is underway at the residence of Mufti Shaar in Tripoli in presence of ex-PM Miqati, ex-Minister Miqati and MP Kabbara.
25 October 2014, 09:35 NNA: Four unknown masked assailants assaulted three men hunting in Sahel Terbol.
25 October 2014, 09:07 MP Samir al-Jisr to VDL (100.5): Any committed assault should be treated strictly and within the law.
25 October 2014, 08:34 Mufti of Tripoli and the North Malek al-Shaar: We decided to postpone the spiritual-political conference, which could possibly be better to preserve the safety of parties coming to Tripoli.
25 October 2014, 07:50 LBCI: Clashes renewed between the army and a group of gunmen is Tripoli's markets.
25 October 2014, 07:08 MTV: The clashes in Tripoli eased off as contacts are ongoing to contain the security degradation.
25 October 2014, 07:06 Al-Nusra Front: The case of abducted soldiers and policemen became a political tool that the government is using to take the Lebanese into the abyss
24 October 2014, 23:00 Al-Jadeed: An RPG exploded near an army APC in Tripoli's Bab al-Hadid, where clashes are ongoing with gunmen positioned between al-Dabbagha and Khan al-Khayyatin.
24 October 2014, 22:21 National News Agency: Clashes between army troops and gunmen have spread to the jewellery market and the old serail.
24 October 2014, 22:21 MTV: Clashes are underway between the army and gunmen in the vicinity of Tripoli's al-Nejmeh Square.
24 October 2014, 22:21 LBCI: Tripoli's clashes have so far resulted in the death of a gunman and the wounding of six troops, including an officer of the rank of First Lieutenant.
24 October 2014, 22:11 The army confirmed in an official statement that the scorched body in the raided Dinniyeh apartment was that of defected soldier Abdul Qader al-Akkoumi.
24 October 2014, 22:04 MTV: An officer and two soldiers from the First Intervention Regiment were wounded in the clashes in Tripoli's souks.
24 October 2014, 22:03 Security official to AFP: Five troops and several gunmen have been wounded in Tripoli's clashes while many armed men have been arrested.
24 October 2014, 22:03 LBCI: DNA tests have proved that the scorched body in Dinniyeh's Asoun is that of defected soldier Abdul Qader al-Akkoumi.
24 October 2014, 21:46 MTV: Gunmen entered the Syriac church in al-Zahriyeh's churches street and the army has encircled it.
24 October 2014, 21:29 MTV: The sound of a shell explosion was heard during the clashes between the army and gunmen in Tripoli's old souks.
24 October 2014, 21:28 MTV: Clashes have spread in Tripoli and sniper gunfire is targeting several neighborhoods.
24 October 2014, 21:18 VDL (100.5): Clashes between the army and gunmen have escalated in Tripoli amid reports of casualties.
24 October 2014, 21:09 Tripoli News Network: Two army troops were injured in the clashes with armed groups in Tripoli's old souks.
24 October 2014, 20:56 MTV: An exchange of gunfire erupted between an army patrol and gunmen in the al-Souwaiqa-Khan al-Askar area in Tripoli.
24 October 2014, 20:54 OTV: The army is clashing with gunmen in Wadi Hmeid in Arsal's outskirts.
24 October 2014, 20:46 LBCI citing reports: A clash erupted between gunmen and an army patrol in the Tripoli area of Khan al-Askar.
24 October 2014, 20:05 LBCI: The only negotiations channel that the government acknowledges is the Qatari channel.
24 October 2014, 20:01 OTV: The army repelled an armed group that tried to infiltrate Arsal through Wadi Hmeid.
24 October 2014, 19:49 Source to OTV: Any talk of a barter is rejected and the government has put a ceiling for the kidnappers' demands. No date has been set for the return of the Qatari envoy.
24 October 2014, 19:45 Sources to OTV on the issue of captive troops: Hopes and wishes are something and implementation is something else.
24 October 2014, 18:52 Al-Jadeed: Pierre Michel Pharaon has filed a slander lawsuit against MP Nicolas Fattoush before the public prosecution.
24 October 2014, 18:44 National News Agency: A man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head from a hunting rifle inside his house in the town of Shhim.
24 October 2014, 18:06 Information obtained by LBCI: The Beirut Bar Association has removed the name of MP Nicolas Fattoush from the list of lawyers.
24 October 2014, 17:54 The Judicial Council issued an in absentia verdict against the fugitives Bilal al-Hawli, Mohammed Moussa and Munjed al-Fahham on charges of "conspiring against the state's security through contributing to Fatah al-Islam's crimes."
24 October 2014, 17:12 Army chief General Jean Qahwaji arrived at the Grand Serail for talks with PM Tammam Salam.
24 October 2014, 16:22 MTV: The army arrested a man from the Dinnawi family and another from the Salha family during a raid on their house in Tripoli's al-Mankoubin that involved an exchange of gunfire.
24 October 2014, 16:21 LBCI: There are disputes among the groups holding the captive servicemen over the issue of limiting negotiations to the Qatari envoy.
24 October 2014, 15:42 Beirut Bar Association: MP Nicolas Fattoush's insults against the head of the bar association and his violation of the law regulating the profession require taking the appropriate measures against him.