Unrest in Tripoli as Miqati Seeks ICRC Help in Unveiling Fate of Fighters Ambushed in Homs

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Prime Minister Najib Miqati asked the Red Cross on Monday to mediate with Syrian authorities to retrieve the bodies of Lebanese Islamist fighters killed on Friday in the province of Homs, as the situation remained tense in the northern city of Tripoli.

In a phone conversation with the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross delegation in Lebanon George Montani, Miqati also urged the international organization to gather information about the other surviving fighters in the Syrian city.

Twenty-two young men, including a Palestinian, were the victims of an ambush carried out by Syrian regime forces on Friday in Tall Kalakh. Media outlets reporting the news had conflicting reports about the number of people who died and those who survived the attack.

While the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that a group of 30 rebels "were caught in an ambush by government troops in the area of Tall Sarin near the town of Tall Kalakh”, Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5) said the ambush left 20 Lebanese men dead, adding that they hail from Akkar's Fnaideq and Tripoli's Bab al-Tabbaneh and al-Mankoubin neighborhoods.

In a related development, unrest erupted in tense Bab al-Tabbaneh and the nearby areas on Monday evening.

"A grenade fell near Bab al-Tebbaneh's phone station in Tripoli and volleys of machinegun fire were heard," al-Jadeed television reported.

Radio Voice of Lebanon (100.5) said sniper gunfire targeted a house in the al-Zahriyeh neighborhood.

"An RPG fell on Bab al-Tabbaneh and its sound echoed across the area," the radio station reported.

Meanwhile, LBCI television said gunfire was heard in Tripoli after a bomb was thrown near the Starco area.

Comments 14
Missing allouchi 03 December 2012, 17:18

MAY they rest in Peace...

Default-user-icon Bachiriste (Guest) 03 December 2012, 18:52

May they rot in HELL with all their religious brothers, islamists should not have a place on this earth

Default-user-icon Fartouche Khardak (Guest) 03 December 2012, 19:47

I wish they all rest whichever they may rest and as soon as possible so we can all have real peace. I only pity their beards! allahou akbar, BOOM

Missing mohammad_ca 04 December 2012, 14:56

why is the government so worked up about these guys but didn't say a word about the hizbocrap fighters being killed in Syria daily?

Missing sab3a-ayar 03 December 2012, 18:15

20 lebanese! were are the m14 deniers. allah ma rejeoun.

Missing allouchi 03 December 2012, 19:13

allah yakhdak...

Missing allouchi 03 December 2012, 20:48

of course there are fighters !!! Assad doesn't distinguish between civilians and combatants, he's just a monster...

Thumb primesuspect 04 December 2012, 04:58

They died for their cause, are you ready to die for yours? that's what I thought. You're a coward hiding behind a PC.

Default-user-icon Espresso Don Latte (Guest) 03 December 2012, 21:02

Your assurances that Bachar will go are comforting. What is more comforting is the Dr. Arreet 7akeh predicted that he MIGHT go this year! Time is definitely running out on... well... umm... duh... Dr. Arret 7akeh? Honestly, gabby(i)'s predictions have been more... well... umm... duh... less wrong than Dr. Arret 7akeh? It must be those Ray Bans and their effect on one's confidence! Who sells these? I would dispose of my house for a pair, believe you me.

Default-user-icon MUSTAPHA O. GHALAYINI (Guest) 03 December 2012, 23:35

i prefer that wahhaby and farsi fight very hard in syria to their complete exhaustion, have an early merry xmas.

Missing chouf3 03 December 2012, 23:52

Well said the1phoenix and ashrafieh.

Default-user-icon H (Guest) 04 December 2012, 08:09

just a question : who carries his "Ekhraj el Aid" with him in combat.... ?!(As seen in picture)....weird..

Default-user-icon Khalil Adnan (Guest) 04 December 2012, 08:35

Lol... stupid Sunni's ... The Syrian regime knew they were coming coz another Sunni from tripoli told them... Lol.. How stupid are Sunni's ?? Lol.. Sunni's killing Sunni's everywhere.. This is the funniest article I've read in a while.. Hey stupid sunni's go help the real Sunni resistance in Palestine... Oh I forgot, the Zionist are your allies and ur sunni brothers in Syria are your enemies.. I'm embaressed to call myself a Sunni...

Missing allouchi 05 December 2012, 20:02

Call your self an idiot...hableh