Army Vows Decisive Measures in Tripoli Away from Political Meddling

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The Army Command issued a statement on Wednesday stressing that it will take decisive measures to address the thorny situation in Tripoli away from any political interferences, following the escalating tension in the northern city.

“In light of the escalating tension in Tripoli and taking into consideration the number of casualties and injuries reported, the Army saw it better to address the issue wisely with patience and precision,” the statement said.

It also denounced what it called a “campaign of unjust accusations,” fired against the army, saying “some politicians launched a campaign of defamation against the military and fired unfair accusations without any right.”

Head of the Arab Democratic Party, Rifaat Eid, has expressed reservations over raids carried out by the Lebanese army in his stronghold of the Jabal Mohsen neighborhood in Tripoli.

Eid said the army made unusual steps on Tuesday by “raiding our homes and ransacking them and we haven't made a move against it.”

He also accused the military of not taking similar measures in the Sunni neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh.

The military entered buildings that housed snipers in the neighborhood, a move that is expected to be followed by similar measures in Bab al-Tabbaneh.

“The Army will strongly deal with the sources of gunfire no matter to what side they belong to in order to suppress sedition,” the statement concluded.

Tripoli clashes erupted in May between Bab al-Tabbaneh, which supports the Syrian uprising, and Jabal Mohsen, which supports the Syrian regime.

The bloody clashes have left scores of casualties.

Comments 3
Default-user-icon GoArmy (Guest) 05 June 2013, 15:53

I sure hope so. its about time. this is the army duty. it must safeguard its citizen. otherwise we don't need an army.

Thumb lebneneh 05 June 2013, 18:34

ya ma3ttar ya Lebanese Army!

Missing commando 06 June 2013, 02:02

God bless our army .