Security Forces Kickstart Beirut, Dahiyeh Security Plan

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The army and Internal Security Forces took into force a security plan in Beirut and its southern suburbs to apprehend outlaws, the military announced in a statement on Tuesday.

The plan will last several days and include holding numerous stationary and temporary checkpoints.

The forces will inspect the identification cards of pedestrians and deploy patrols in the area.

They will also carry out raids in search of wanted suspects.

The army called on the citizens to comply with the security measures “in order preserve their safety and ensure that their daily routines are not interrupted.”

It also urged them to report any suspicious activity or security incident they may encounter.

The security plan, which includes Hizbullah's stronghold of Dahiyeh, is reportedly widely supported by the party and its Shiite ally AMAL movement.

However, the early announcement of the plan granted offenders time to evade security forces and flee to unknown whereabouts, similarly to the plan implemented in the eastern Bekaa Valley.

Prominent offenders fled the Bekaa after security forces announced the zero-hour of the plan, which kicked off in February and dozens of wanted suspects have since been arrested.

A similar plan was adopted by the government in 2014 and implemented in the northern city of Tripoli.

Sources close to Hizbullah said in comments published in al-Akhbar newspaper Tuesday that “the residents of Dahiyeh and the parties in the area staunchly support the enforcement of such a plan.”

The sources said that the plan seeks to fortify security in Beirut's southern suburbs, stressing that the state has a significant presence in the area, citing the various checkpoints erected by the army, Internal Security Forces and the General Security.

“Beirut and Dahiyeh shouldn't be excluded from the security plans implemented across Lebanon.”

The sources denied that the “Bekaa security plan failed,” noting that several outlaws were detained and the crime rate decreased.

H.K./M.T.

Comments 16
Thumb Mystic 28 April 2015, 07:53

But the plan would never be implemented, according to M14.

Missing canadianadam 28 April 2015, 08:29

Just like in many cities, getting rid of some street level thugs does not address the core of the problem.

Proliferation of illegal weaponry and drugs at an institutional level needs to be addressed. Where are these coming from Mystic? Did the Wahhabis in KSA somehow ship them into Dahyieh?

Thumb Mystic 28 April 2015, 08:36

Crime happens everywhere, takfiris are everywhere aswell. Which is why this plan is good for Lebanese security. Talking about drugs, you should take a trip to tourist areas in Lebanon then.

Missing canadianadam 28 April 2015, 16:01

Sorry if I offended your allegiances there FT and mystic. I guess the plan is a good start - it removes most of the competition so that the proceits from the real deal continue to fund Narco-terrorosism. We know that the army regularly accesses other areas going after drug dealers and extremists. That's a given, so I'm not sure where mustaqbal can be blamed here FT?

Missing humble 28 April 2015, 10:29

Ebola is a disease and it is harming Lebanon.

Thumb _mowaten_ 28 April 2015, 10:41

You and your hatred are the only diseases that are really harming Lebanon.

Thumb eagledawn 28 April 2015, 11:13

Trolling brought to you by mowaten.inc. He hates this country so much he has to pollute every single news, good or bad, with his cultural specialty.

Missing canadianadam 28 April 2015, 16:03

We used to make the same point about your posts FT. We grew tired of your continued insults without any real thought or substance. We even came to know your multiple aliases and the likelihood that you are a paid FPM propagandist.

Thumb chrisrushlau 28 April 2015, 17:33

Lebanon's armed forces have the finest beret inventory of any non-operational military force in the region.

Missing helicopter 28 April 2015, 08:27

As long as prior approvals are necessary, then it is just a formality for propaganda. Lets see if the security forces will be able to investigate an explosion or major incident without HA operatives modify the crime seen prior to allowing ISF to investigate. M14 looks forward to the State taking control of the Airport and Sea ports away from HA.

Thumb marcus 28 April 2015, 08:30

"However, the early announcement of the plan granted offenders time to evade security forces and flee to unknown whereabouts, similarly to the plan implemented in the eastern Bekaa Valley."

"A decision has been taken by Hizbullah and the AMAL Movement to lift the political cover off all violators in order to implement the security plan."

Hizbullah and Amal decided to lift the political cover off violators which clearly implies they were protecting those violators in the past.

Thumb _mowaten_ 28 April 2015, 10:40

Where are you quoting from? This is not in the article.

Missing un520 28 April 2015, 08:36

Does this plan include a stop in illegal building in Dahyieh, and giving the land back to its owners?

Thumb _mowaten_ 28 April 2015, 11:13

That sounds actually more like what mustaqbal and wahhabism have done.

Thumb -phoenix1 28 April 2015, 12:10

I took two snippets from the article: First this: However, the early announcement of the plan granted offenders time to evade security forces and flee to unknown whereabouts, similarly to the plan implemented in the eastern Bekaa Valley.

.......then this:
A similar plan was adopted by the government in 2014 and implemented in the northern city of Tripoli.

Still showing good faith in our army as a good citizen, I would still hope that the same zeal be given to Dahyeh as the one in Tripoli and other areas of Lebanon, failure to which shall bring about a serious dent to the integrity of the army.

Missing helicopter 29 April 2015, 07:28

Are ytou pro-Iran?