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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.
24 October 2014, 13:58 MTV: Firefighters are battling a blaze that erupted in two abutting residential buildings in Jbeil.
24 October 2014, 13:23 Al-Jadeed: Several people were injured when a car overturned on the Jiyyeh highway.
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