31 Soldiers Injured in Tripoli Clashes, Army Says


The Lebanese army said on Wednesday that 31 troops were injured in overnight clashes in the northern city of Tripoli with demonstrators angered by a coronavirus lockdown.

The army said it arrested five people alleged to have "vandalised public and private property, incited riots and attacked security forces".

The Red Cross said dozens were injured in the clashes, but it was not immediately clear how many soldiers were included in the Red Cross toll.

At least nine of the injured were treated in hospital following rolling scuffles, said the Red Cross.

Protesters lobbed molotov cocktails, fireworks and stones at security forces who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets.

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Default-user-icon cocoman (Guest) 28 January 2021, 08:56

Good news - they are only useful to beat up people...

Missing phillipo 28 January 2021, 14:26

So now we know, if they can't even control demonstrating mobs, what chance do they have in initiating Lebanese national territorial security against Hizballah.

Thumb tbk28 28 January 2021, 08:56

They're not protesting because of covid; They're protesting because they're hungry