Large-Scale Security Plan in Beirut's Southern Suburbs

The Lebanese army, security forces and the union of municipalities in Beirut's southern suburbs have implemented a large-scale security plan in the area, al-Joumhouria newspaper reported on Tuesday.

The plan, which was carried out on Monday, included security measures around checkpoints and inside secondary streets in the suburbs, it said.

The armed forces inspected the IDs of commuters and the registration documents of their vehicles, the daily added.

Officials denied that security measures implemented at the entrances of Beirut's southern suburbs are no longer tight.

The officials, who were not identified, said that “the measures will always remain at the same level because the danger is still there.”

Beirut's southern suburbs had gone on high alert after a series of deadly car and suicide bombings rocked the area.

The blasts are blamed on Sunni radicals, retaliating against Hizbullah for sending its troops to fight in Syria's civil war by attacking the party’s base of support.

The attacks, which have for now stopped, began nearly two months after Hizbullah openly sent its fighters into Syria to help President Bashar Assad's forces.

The Lebanese army and security forces have also implemented security plans in the northern city of Tripoli and the eastern Bekaa Valley.



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