Shots Fired as Families of Prisoners Try to Storm al-Qobbeh Jail


Security forces fired in the air on Thursday to prevent angry relatives from storming the al-Qobbeh prison in Tripoli.

The National News Agency said the families burned tires outside the prison after a number of inmates staged a riot that involved starting a fire inside the facility.

Al-Jadeed television reported later that the situation was brought under control.

No injuries were reported during the incidents according to NNA.

Comments 3
Thumb whyaskwhy 21 February 2019, 18:01

Tripoli is undoubtedly still the worst run city in Lebanonistan and Mr. Karami insists on increasing his very successful power base....

Thumb rover98 22 February 2019, 06:00

Tripoli has zero government facilities except undercover agents at every corner. Time the people started demanding basic services.

Thumb whyaskwhy 22 February 2019, 15:57

If Tripoli is anything similar to the rest of Lebanon in civic spirit rest assure the sheep there will not move an iota.