The security situation in Lebanon is “fragile” and any security incident may lead to internal unrest, reported Al-Seyassah Kuwaiti newspaper on Sunday.
A centrist ministerial source told the daily: “Unrest will erupt in more than one region, especially in areas of mixed political presence in order to avoid blame being directed against a certain camp.”
It added that “saboteurs” have been deployed in areas that are controlled by the March 14 camp.
“The unrest is aimed at destabilizing Lebanon through assassinating an influential opposition figure and damaging the country’s tourist season,” it revealed.
On Wednesday, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea was the target of a failed assassination attempt at his Maarab residence.
The source predicted that security incidents will take place “very soon, because all the signs indicate that the situation has reached a dangerous phase given the escalation of the crisis in Syria.”
It explained that Syrian regime is keen ending the popular uprising against it and it may therefore seek to shift attention from its crackdown by creating strife elsewhere, such as Lebanon.
Mustaqbal bloc MP Ahmed Fatfat told the daily that “everything is possible” after Geagea’s assassination attempt, adding: “It seems that we have entered a new phase in Lebanon and everything is possible for the criminal mind that does not heed the consequences of its actions.”
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