Jabal Mohsen Man Shot and Wounded in Tripoli

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Unknown gunmen shot a resident of the Tripoli district of Jabal Mohsen on Friday evening, in an assault that is likely linked to the wave of sectarianly motivated attacks that has rocked the city in recent months.

“Omran Suleiman was shot in the legs on al-Mallouleh road in Tripoli,” OTV reported.

But LBCI television said the shooting occurred in the Tripoli neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh.

It added that Suleiman “hails from Jabal Mohsen and was rushed to a hospital in Zgharta” for treatment.

More than 22 attacks have targeted Jabal Mohsen residents in several areas of Tripoli in recent months.

On Tuesday, two men were assaulted after their car entered Jabal Mohsen, a day after a resident of the neighborhood was stabbed and beaten up in nearby al-Qobbeh.

Sectarian tensions between Jabal Mohsen and the rival district of Bab al-Tabbaneh date back to Lebanon's 1975-1990 civil war but have been exacerbated by the conflict across the border in Syria, where Alawite President Bashar Assad is battling a Sunni-led uprising.

The unrest worsened when twin bombings rocked two Sunni mosques in the city, leaving around 45 people dead and 500 others wounded. Several suspects from Jabal Mohsen have been accused of involvement in the bombings.

The two neighborhoods have been rocked by around 20 rounds of deadly sectarian fighting in recent years.

Comments 8
Thumb cedre 31 January 2014, 19:34

if LAF dont want to arrest this scum, let Tabbaneh's patriots sort it out.
Or are they told to let the situation degenerate ?

Thumb cedre 31 January 2014, 20:34

Ya ft ya donkey, I was talking about sunnis sorting out sunnis shooting for no reason at jabal mohsen and thus putting in danger Tabbaneh's civilians coz Jabal's gonna shoot back.

Thumb Mystic 01 February 2014, 04:16

cedre talking about Salafi patriots, whom themselves shoots upon the army every chance they get.

Thumb cedre 01 February 2014, 14:31

it's not my idea josephani, lots of people in tripoli asked LAF permission to stop the scum shooting for no reason at Jabal, not the one shooting back when attacked. LAF refused.

Thumb cedre 31 January 2014, 19:46

*why is it

Thumb cedre 31 January 2014, 19:46

why is ok to shot an innocent syrian alawite in Lebanon or elsewhere ?

Thumb popeye 01 February 2014, 04:57

josephani, i don't see you preaching virtue to flamethrower in your new reformed role? What a hypocrite you really are.

Thumb Mystic 01 February 2014, 13:30

Icebrain, incase you didn't know. Jabal Mohsen residents are Lebanese Citizens.