March 14 Alliance to Hold Successive Meetings over Situation in Arsal

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The March 14 coalition will hold successive meetings to discuss the situation in the northeastern town of Arsal, An Nahar newspaper reported on Thursday.

According to the newspaper the alliance is deeply concerned about the situation in Arsal and describes it as “delicate.”

Lebanon is sharply divided over the war in Syria and Arsal is a particular flashpoint as refugees from the uprising and fighters and smugglers hostile to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad traverse the border.

On Wednesday Syrian regime forces carried out an air raid on Arsal.

The attack drew the condemnation of President Michel Suleiman, who urged Syria to “respect Lebanon's sovereignty and not to endanger its citizens."

Other border areas in the north and east have also been struck by frequent cross-border shelling and clashes, while the Syrian regime has told Lebanon to better control its porous border to prevent the smuggling of fighters and arms.

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Thumb mckinl 06 June 2013, 09:50

March 14 is in damage control ... It is clear that Lebanese blame the Wahhabi wing of the Future Party for the violence in Tripoli and Arsal.

Saad Hariri is increasingly seen as the focal point for violence in Lebanon and rightfully so. His operation supplies rebels.

Now that it looks like Assad will be around for quite a while Sadd can no longer be seen as a GCC puppet causing sectarian bloodshed.

Default-user-icon Daboyz Pwankurray (Guest) 06 June 2013, 11:50

What's there to discuss? Who's there to discuss? Dr. Dory Chamchoun al-Jabbar and Dr. Nawfal Daou al-Jabbar and Dr. Fares Soaid al-Jabbar? I hope they calibrate their calculators FOR ONCE.