Armed Clash Erupts in Beirut's Tariq al-Jedideh


An armed clash broke out Monday evening in the “Garage Darwish” area in Beirut’s Tariq al-Jedideh neighborhood, TV networks said.

The National News Agency said heavy gunfire was being heard in the area as reports said at least one shoulder-fired rocket was fired.

Al-Jadeed TV meanwhile reported that the clash was pitting members of the al-Krambi and the al-Zoabi families. Other reports said the clash was taking place between the al-Krambi and al-Shishaniyeh families.

Social media users said one of the families supports Bahaa Hariri and his new political movement while the other backs ex-PM Saad Hariri’s al-Mustaqal Movement.

The army later intervened to contain the clash.

According to reports, the clash left one person from the Krambi family dead and several other people wounded.

The dispute between the two families had first erupted on Sunday.

Comments 5
Thumb justin 08 September 2020, 00:27

8 ۔22:38سماع إطلاق قذائف "ار.بي.جي" ورشقات رشاشة كثيفة داخل الشراونة في بعلبك

Thumb doodle-dude 08 September 2020, 00:33

lol @ the shia 'christian' of european parents from dahiah with a deep and wide luv tunnel that is open to the public 24/7.

Missing kazan 08 September 2020, 07:11

Sunni against Sunni, Shia against Sunni and Christian, Maronite against Maronite, corrupt government; obviously there is something wrong, a challenge how to diagnose the root cause?
I believe by starting in education" accept and respect that other may have different opinion, find a solution by listening and by sound arguments" . Anger is a sign of weakness, the one who angers you has conquered you.

Missing cedars 08 September 2020, 13:52

Confederation is the solution. Break up the country and NO we never lived peacefully together alone without external forces on the ground ruling us.

Missing charles.vaughn.961 09 September 2020, 01:46

Ignorant western question but we don't have these "family" organizations in the West except for organized crime like the mafia. How do these families operate; is it a business? Sorry, but I have no idea what this article is talking about. Can someone reply?