Bahia Hariri: Sidon Clashes Stir Premeditated Sedition

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Al-Mustaqbal bloc MP Bahia Hariri stated on Sunday the clashes in the southern city of Sidon between the gunmen of Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir and the army “aimed at stirring a premeditated sedition.”

“Today we are counting on the army more than ever and these clashes are aimed at stirring a premeditated sedition,” Hariri said in a phone call with Future television.

The Sidon MP assured that she rejects “all forms of stockpiling arms in the city.”

“We warn against being dragged into the game of weapons,” she pointed out.

“After we were besieged in our houses, I'm confident that what happened is aimed at destroying the city and we all heard the threats.”

Hariri stressed, however, that Sidon “will not be abandoned,” urging the city’s residents to “take a stand against the possession of arms.”

“The state and the army are the only guarantee to the city and to Lebanon.”

Ten army troops were martyred and 35 others were wounded Sunday in a clash with supporters of al-Asir in the Sidon suburb of Abra, the Army Command said in a statement.

The fighting erupted when Asir supporters surrounded an army checkpoint in Abra, where a vehicle transporting other supporters of the cleric had been stopped, a security source told Agence France Presse.

LBCI television said the clash in Sidon allegedly erupted over the army's arrest of two individuals linked to the Bilal bin Rabah Mosque.

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Thumb lebanon_first 23 June 2013, 22:49

I always thought that bahia was financing assir... Maybe I am wrong...
Would it be Assad the dog financing assir to create strife in lebanon? anybody has info about that?

Thumb Senescence 23 June 2013, 23:52

I think he has his hands are too full at the moment to arm this and that group and provide them with monetary assistance; not Syria.

Missing abraham 23 June 2013, 22:52

She hasn't condemned yet the attack of Assiri followers
all she said is that she is against stockpiling of arms
where is the condemnation Bahia?

Thumb primesuspect 23 June 2013, 22:52

Bahia Bahia, she reminds me of westside stories....

One of the too few women in lebanese politics. we need more like her.

Thumb primesuspect 24 June 2013, 07:07


Default-user-icon TheObserver (Guest) 24 June 2013, 00:08

Shame on this woman for not condemning Assir's followers.

Missing thomas... 24 June 2013, 00:32

yo3tika min taraf elsan halawatan, wayarough minka kama yarougho altha3labou.

Thumb LebCynic 24 June 2013, 08:23

Who does this sad looking THING even represents? Harriri's are staunch supporters of the Assir's clan of thugs, that is who does their thuggery in Siydah..

Missing alpha1 24 June 2013, 10:11

Amtu , yah Amtu , I truly love you ! You are the omen that we look up to ! You are the Jin of Jins. ! Basara, could you tell me the future of my life ? Yah Jiniey, Amtu Bahia Al Harriri. You are the problem in our society , you are a Jin that loves to cripple the very peace of our country Lebanon & it's soldiers that proudly wear the Cedar on their head ! Your picture shown to us proves that you a Witch l your eyes are the first that gives it out right !

Missing alpha1 24 June 2013, 10:46

As part of the HA inner circle , we have officially declared war on all " Sunni Fanatics" the reason been for the senseless attacks on our beloved LAF.