March 14: Assad Regime Plot to Create Unrest in Tripoli Must Be Resolved by Radical Solutionإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The March 14 General Secretariat accused on Wednesday the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad of fueling the unrest in the northern city of Tripoli.
It said in a statement after its weekly meeting: “The regime's determination to spark unrest in Tripoli must be confronted by a radical solution by the state and its security and military forces.”
“The residents of Tripoli are aware of the conspiracy aimed at provoking them and involving their city in a crisis that does not concern them,” it added.
This awareness should be met with decisive security measures that could resolve the security situation permanently, it said.
Furthermore, the general secretariat reiterated its demand that the army deploy along the Lebanese-Syrian border “in order to put an end to Hizbullah's meddling in Syria.”
“This meddling threatens Lebanon's security and helps transport the crisis to Lebanon,” it noted.
The deployment should serve to end the Syrian regime forces' daily violations of Lebanon's sovereignty, it explained.
The Mach 14 General Secretariat also offered its condolences over the death of Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim of Antioch and all the East, who passed away on Wednesday.
The Tripoli clashes broke out over the weekend in wake of the announcement of the death of a number of Lebanese Islamist fighters, who mainly hail from the North, in the border region of Tall Kalakh in Syria on Friday.
Media outlets had conflicting information 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.