Army Patrol Comes under Attack in Tripoli, 8 Soldiers Wounded

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Eight soldiers were injured at dawn Tuesday when their patrol came under an armed attack in the northern city of Tripoli, the military announced.

It said in a communique that soldiers were carrying out raids to arrest the assailants.

The gunmen opened heavy gunfire and attacked the military patrol with rockets in the area of al-Tabbaneh at 1:30 am, prompting the army to retaliate, said the communique.

Eight soldiers, including an officer, were wounded in the assault, it added.

Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5) identified the head of the network that attacked the army as Khaled al-Naaman.

He was injured when the soldiers responded to the sources of fire and was taken to the area of the Bazaar, it said.

The army and security forces implemented a security plan in Tripoli last month after several rounds of fighting left scores of people, including soldiers, dead and injured.

The gunbattles in the two impoverished neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen are linked to the civil war in Syria.

Bab al-Tabbaneh's residents are Sunni and back the rebels in the neighboring country but Jabal Mohsen is mostly inhabited by Alawites, the sect of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The army and security forces have arrested dozens of gunmen and referred them to the military court.

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Comments 14
Missing patriot10 20 May 2014, 08:33

Im sorry for the army but thats what will happen when hizbshaitan control it. This is exactly what they want so they can come and "rescue" it.
The army are to blame for this acctualy for not being more determine in the shia area!

Thumb eagledawn 20 May 2014, 11:21

you don't get the privilege to decide who is patriot and who is not. You are a paid mouthpiece for the iranian militia nothing more nothing less.

Missing peace 20 May 2014, 11:25

don't worry eagledawn: for hezbis a patriot is the one supporting the iranian militia... all the other lebanese are just takfiris... yesterday they were zionists!
their binary mind cannot cope with more than that!

i pity them to live with this feeling of being surrounded by zionist takfiris! LOL they must be very paranoid!

Missing karim_ 20 May 2014, 08:45

Filthy FSA-Al Qaeda jihadist terrorists and their Tripoli sympathizers.

Missing karim_ 20 May 2014, 10:24

"Eight soldiers were injured when their patrol came under an armed attack in the northern city of Tripoli. The gunmen opened heavy gunfire and attacked the military patrol with rockets in the area of al-Tabbaneh".

Thumb eagledawn 20 May 2014, 11:19

w'enta meen? we all know who and what you are: a documented propagandist with fake and multiple accounts who said it out loud and clear.

Thumb ado.australia 20 May 2014, 18:13

Please post a link to prove your comment

Missing patriot10 20 May 2014, 08:50

And there we got the visdome of the day from karim! Go back to bed

Thumb geha 20 May 2014, 11:14

Whoever did this attack and those who ordered it should hang.

Default-user-icon Crusher (Guest) 20 May 2014, 12:08

naharnet you should be ashamed of yourself, pretending to be an open forum yet suspending accounts upon request from your israeli/saudi/takfiri masters. tfeh 3aleykon

Thumb ex-fpm 20 May 2014, 13:07

I don't think you are that important to Israel or Saudi Arabia to require their intervention with naharnet:)

Default-user-icon crusher (Guest) 20 May 2014, 14:53

seems like it's important enough for them to pay you propagandists to make sectarian incitement here day and night

Missing phillipo 20 May 2014, 17:27

It's about time that the Army Chief of Staff shows all these splinter factions who is the ruler in Lebanon, and if he can't or won't do that then he should tender his resignation, and pave the way for someone who can do the work to get on with it.

Missing phillipo 20 May 2014, 17:29

"forgiven" surely you mean "foreign"