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25 October 2014, 22:10 Information obtained by OTV: Several supporters of Sheikh Khaled Hoblos were killed or wounded in Minieh.
25 October 2014, 21:58 OTV quoting Salafist cleric Dai al-Islam al-Shahhal: We'll declare jihad across Lebanon if the siege on Tripoli continues.
25 October 2014, 21:28 Future TV: Lebanese army helicopters are making intensive flights over Akkar's towns and villages.
25 October 2014, 21:24 Future TV: The Army Command has announced the death of the soldiers Ahmed Saeed Asaad, Mohammed Ali Yassine, Abbas Haidar Ibrahim and Jaafar Ali Asmar in the clashes in the North.
25 October 2014, 21:05 MTV: Fierce clashes are underway in Bab al-Tabbaneh and at the Abu Ali roundabout.
25 October 2014, 21:04 Al-Jadeed: A hand grenade was hurled as several volleys of machinegun fire were heard in Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh.
25 October 2014, 21:03 MTV: The army is clashing with an armed group in the center of al-Mallouleh in Tripoli.
25 October 2014, 21:02 MTV: The army has encircled the Haroun mosque in Minieh where Sheikh Khaled Hoblos and his armed group have holed up.
25 October 2014, 20:59 National News Agency: The army arrested 20 gunmen in Tripoli's al-Zahriyeh and old souks.
25 October 2014, 20:59 National News Agency: Intermittent clashes are still ongoing between the army and the armed group loyal to Sheikh Khaled Hoblos in the vicinity of the Haroun mosque in Minieh's Bhannine.
25 October 2014, 20:27 MTV: Army intelligence agents managed to secure the release of Tannous N. and Bab al-Tabbaneh's residents are pressing the gunmen to leave the area.
25 October 2014, 20:25 VDL (93.3): The army has brought in two helicopters that are currently targeting the armed groups in the vicinity of the Haroun mosque in Bhannine all the way to Minieh and Nahr al-Bared's outskirts.
25 October 2014, 20:20 MTV: A shell landed in Bab al-Tabbaneh as gunmen fired another shell at an army post at the Abu Ali roundabout.
25 October 2014, 20:19 MTV: Heavy gunfire is targeting the Hariri residential complex in al-Qobbeh and the army has brought reinforcements from outside Tripoli.
25 October 2014, 20:17 MTV: A military plane has raided the Minieh region and it was targeted by gunfire and the situation is very critical there.
25 October 2014, 20:16 MTV: Gunmen claimed that they have abducted the soldier Tannous N. in Bab al-Tabbaneh.
25 October 2014, 20:04 Al-Jadeed: The army has brought in reinforcements to Tripoli from another region.
25 October 2014, 19:52 VDL (93.3): Gunmen opened fire at an army post at the Abu Ali roundabout and the clash lasted for around 10 minutes without causing any casualties.
25 October 2014, 19:50 Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah: What's happening in the North region, especially in Tripoli, is part of the events in the region.
25 October 2014, 19:22 National News Agency: An exchange of gunfire erupted between the army and gunmen near al-Walid supermarket in Bab al-Tabbaneh.
25 October 2014, 19:13 MTV: The clashes zone has expanded in Bab al-Tabbaneh.
25 October 2014, 19:01 MP Khaled al-Daher confirmed to MTV that one of his guards was arrested and that four rifles were seized.
25 October 2014, 18:22 National News Agency: The army seized four rifles from the guard room of MP Khaled al-Daher's house in the Tripoli area of al-Dam wal Farz.
25 October 2014, 18:09 MTV: The army is being attacked by an armed group loyal to Sheikh Khaled Hoblos between Bhannine and al-Mhammara in Akkar.
25 October 2014, 17:55 LBCI: The clashes have intensified in Bhannine.
25 October 2014, 17:51 PM Salam: We won't allow a bunch of terrorists to take Tripoli's residents hostage for the sake of objectives that are not in the interest of Lebanon and its unity and stability.
25 October 2014, 17:46 OTV: The gunmen have informed religious mediators and political officials of their willingness to withdraw from Tripoli.
25 October 2014, 17:38 LBCI: Gunmen opened fire at the army in al-Mhammara from a room used for prayer and two militants have been killed in the clashes.
25 October 2014, 17:36 LBCI: The army raided the house of Sheikh Khaled Hoblos and found weapons and RPGs.
25 October 2014, 17:36 LBCI: A group led by Sheikh Khaled Hoblos was behind the attack on the army on the Mhammara-Bhannine road and the sounds of gunfire and shelling are being heard from a nearby hill.
25 October 2014, 17:32 Traffic Management Center: The road has been reopened at the George Haddad intersection in Gemmayze after it was closed over a suspicious car.
25 October 2014, 17:19 National News Agency: The civilian death toll in Tripoli has risen to two, after Taha al-Masri succumbed to his wounds.
25 October 2014, 16:52 Army Command: Fugitive terrorist Rabih al-Shami has been arrested in the Tripoli area of Daftardar and quantities of arms, ammunition and communication devices were found in his apartment.
25 October 2014, 16:30 Army Command: The house of detained terrorist Ahmed Salim Miqati in Tripoli has been raided and a large quantity of explosives was seized.
25 October 2014, 16:19 Traffic Management Center: The army closed the road from the George Haddad intersection to the naval base after discovering a suspicious car.
25 October 2014, 16:13 MTV: The army has ordered an Internet blackout in Tripoli.
25 October 2014, 16:12 Ex-PM Hariri stressed his full support for the government, army and security forces in their efforts to restore security and stability in Tripoli.
25 October 2014, 16:03 Military source to LBCI: The battle in Tripoli will continue and we have nothing to do with what some parties are doing. We will open fire at the gunmen once we spot them and we won't show them any tolerance.
25 October 2014, 16:03 Army Command: Two soldiers were martyred in the clash with the armed group that tried to block the public road in Akkar's al-Mhammara, while several militants were wounded.
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