Tripoli Clashes Persist as Gunmen Abduct Soldier, Army Evacuates Civilians, Continues to 'Eradicate Terrorism'

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The army forces spread in Tripoli continued on Sunday its military operations in the city, where the clashes were renewed with the armed groups that kidnapped on Sunday morning one of the soldiers from his house.

Meanwhile, the army confirmed to continue eliminating the terrorists.

Media reported that, “a ceasefire declaration in al-Medea after calls from the Muslim Scholars Committee and after the Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian called the Army chief Gen. Jean Qahwaji,” but the army sources denied it.

Military sources to LBCI: No agreement on a cease-fire in Tripoli and what is happening is only a process to facilitate the exit of civilians.

“A cease-fire will not happen between the regular army and armed groups that could exploit any truce to attack again on the army,” it added.

“We will continue our operations until we eliminate all terrorist acts and the rumors about an attempts to eject the gunmen is not true,” said the army.

After cautious calmness prevailed in the city for some time, the clashes on the Syria Street borders, Souk al-Khoudar, Souk al-Ghourabaa and al-Ahmar Square and the Souk al-Kameh, according to the media.

"20 ambulance cars inside them dozens of paramedics to the places of clashes in al-Tabbaneh, to evacuate the wounded, and help whoever needs help," the media reported.

Earlier on Sunday the army continued its fighting against armed groups in the northern city of Tripoli and the nearby regions as it revealed that gunmen abducted a soldier from the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood.

It added in a statement that it was also continuing its deployment in the neighborhood and responding to the sources of gunfire by the gunmen.

Its deployment was accompanied by raids against the positions of gunmen.

It later announced that gunmen kidnapped First Adjutant Fayez al-Ammoury from his residence in Bab al-Tabbaneh.

Efforts are underway to release him, the military added.

Meanwhile, the National News Agency reported on Sunday that the situation in Tripoli had deteriorated at dawn with clashes erupting in Bab al-Tabbaneh between the army and gunmen.

The fighting broke out in the vegetable market, Talaat al-Omari, al-Bisar, and Syria Street areas.

A child, Ali al-Sheikh, was killed in the clashes, while two people are being treated for wounds at the nearby government hospital.

Rocket-propelled grenades and light, medium, and heavy weapons were used in the unrest, added NNA.

The army had also employed helicopters to fly over the Bab al-Tabbaneh area.

Several houses and stores were damaged in the fighting.

Lawmakers and officials from the city soon held an emergency meeting to tackle the latest unrest.

On Sunday afternoon, the five wounded soldiers that were injured in the clashes in Tripoli arrived to the Islamic Hospital in the city.

Afterwards, Shadi al-Mawlawi who is part of the Osama Mansour Group in Tripoli, confirmed for LBCI that al-Amory "is in a good condition and required the army to stop the military operations in order to release him."

Maj. Gen. Ashraf Rifi called the security forces to secure a safe passage for the civilians, the wounded people and the ambulances in the clashes areas

Prime Minister Tammam Salam asked the Army chief Gen. Jean Qahwaji to provide a safe passage to evacuate the wounded and remove the trapped civilians in Tripoli.

The Minister of Education announces the official closure prive and public schools in Tripoli and Minieh tomorrow for security reasons

MP Mohammed Kabbara said after the talks: “Tripoli will remain within the authority of the state and it rejects terrorism.”

“We voice our support to the government's security plan in the city that was adopted earlier this year,” he added after the meeting that was also attended by Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi and a delegation of the Muslim Scholars Committee.

“We condemn all assaults against the army,” he stressed.

The gatherers also demanded that “equality in implementing justice be adopted throughout Lebanon” and without discrimination.

The clashes in Tripoli erupted on Friday where two civilians and two gunmen were killed and around 20 troops and civilians were wounded.

For the past few months, the military has been coming under increasing armed attacks, mainly in northern Lebanon.

Z.A.

Comments 28
Default-user-icon abdo (Guest) 26 October 2014, 09:24

why we never see the amy helicopters fly over brital!

Thumb megahabib 26 October 2014, 19:06

Because Brital residents don't attack army soldiers, idiots.

Thumb Chupachups 26 October 2014, 10:53

Keep going until no terrorist is left standing.

Thumb Chupachups 26 October 2014, 13:03

Wow I'm so glad to know there are so many terrorists sympathisers on this site....tfeh

Thumb _mowaten_ 27 October 2014, 13:50

you just found out?

Default-user-icon Jaafar.Ibn.Abbas.Jarban (Guest) 26 October 2014, 10:53

and where should Al-Mustaqbal reach you to clarify its stance; by email or Skype?

Default-user-icon the_roar (Guest) 26 October 2014, 10:59

I don't understand why I was banned?

Default-user-icon josephani (Guest) 26 October 2014, 10:59

you were banned because they figured out you and I are one person and we have 99 accounts. So they cleaned house LoooooooL

Default-user-icon mahmoud.ballout (Guest) 26 October 2014, 11:02

flamethrower, why are you posting as @joseph2?

Default-user-icon illegitimate.southern (Guest) 26 October 2014, 11:24

excellent point southern!

Default-user-icon mustapha o. ghalayini (Guest) 26 October 2014, 13:03

no other way out of this slope

Default-user-icon flamethrower__.. (Guest) 26 October 2014, 13:30

why was I banned?

Thumb geha 26 October 2014, 13:37

the army is a red line for me too.
the terrorists that the army is battling are mostly the ones backed by hizbushaitan, and it seems that nasrallah accepted that finally the army to deal with them.
it seems some of you guys misunderstood my comment :)

Missing coolmec 26 October 2014, 14:13

geha
are you telling me that al nusra front is backed by HA?
is so you are way out of line

Thumb geha 26 October 2014, 15:02

please read clearly what I wrote: some...

Thumb geha 26 October 2014, 15:04

southern
as much as you try, you will fail to portray me as a supporter to any extremist group.
but it is easy for me to point you straight in the face as a supporter of the extremist terrorist Iranian entity.
so, stop showing us your stupidity :)

Thumb geha 26 October 2014, 15:11

shahal and co are followers of hizbushaitan and the Syrian regime.

Thumb megahabib 26 October 2014, 13:43

Sunni civilians are killed by Sunni extremists. Salafism opresses all Lebanese.

Missing --karim. 26 October 2014, 14:42

God bless the Lebanese Army for protecting Lebanon from the Saudi-funded FSA-Al Qaeda jihadist salafist terrorists.

Thumb Mystic 26 October 2014, 15:20

This is the battle for freedom and for Lebabon. The army really deserves all the support it can get now, this is far more advanced than Nahr al Bared.

Missing un520 26 October 2014, 17:14

So, this the same tactics that Israel has been using for a long time. To uproot what they see as terror they attack civilian neigbourhoods of a particular religious community and sometimes hit, sometimes miss. There are bound to be innocent victims somewhere along the line, which in turn might create what they see as terrorist even from traditionally peaceful communities.
See the paralell? There is a real possibility here that the army will be perceived as anti-sunni, doing the dirty work for Hezbollah who got enough on their hands at the moment.

Thumb al.finique 26 October 2014, 18:15

bro, i agree with all your 4 paragraphs so far.

Thumb -phoenix1 26 October 2014, 21:56

Roar, ignore, ignore, ignore them, just post and let your thoughts be loud.

Thumb -phoenix1 26 October 2014, 21:56

Good to see you too Roar, been a long time bro.

Default-user-icon PEACE (Guest) 27 October 2014, 05:55

مع تكرر الاعتداءات على الجيش
لم يعد لهذه الفوضى المسلحة اي هدف سياسي
كفى مزايدة بادعاءات كاذبة مثل رفع الظلم عن أهل السنة
أصبحت الساحة لكل خارج عن القانون بالاعتداء على الجيش اولا ومن ثم إطلاق ةضليلات ملفقة
رحمة بالمواطن العادي والذي يشكل الأكثرية الساحقة
ان المخرج الوحيد الممكن للبلد هو انقلاب عسكري والاستعانة بالأمم المتحدة
لفر ض السلطة على كل لبنان بما في ذالك تفكيك الجانب العسكري لحزب الله

Thumb whyaskwhy 27 October 2014, 06:24

Sadly if the Army was to do its job then it would probably need to place half the nation in chains. The nation is so badky fragmented that the word Lebanese is difficult to describe to any sane person.

Missing halaktouna77 27 October 2014, 14:42

It is so bizarre to hear people accusing the LAF to be against the north and its people when the majority of the army is from that part of Lebanon. Stop trying to portray the army as the enemy, it is those thugs who pretend to be religious that are the problem, their presence is a problem and having people sympathizing with them and supporting them is the biggest problem. Though I do not support HA at all and want them to be dissolved today, I can not agree with some people saying that they are the same as these retards. Each is a problem for Lebanon but each is on a totally different level. Stop spreading lies and hiding behind your fingers. Man up and support the only legitimate force in Lebanon, the Lebanese Army - God Bless our men.

Default-user-icon Johnk99 (Guest) 15 November 2014, 15:19

Merely a smiling visitor here to share the love , btw outstanding style. Audacity, a lot more audacity and always audacity. by Georges Jacques Danton. fbkdeedbcggk