Jumblat: Assad's Fall Not Through Firing at Jabal Mohsen

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Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblat emphasized that he will discuss with former PM Saad Hariri the latest developments in the northern city of Tripoli, stressing that the fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad will not be through firing at Jabal Mohsen.

“Everyone must know that firing at Jabal Mohsen neighborhood will not lead to the fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad. It only harms the city itself,” stressed Jumblat in remarks to al-Akhbar daily on Thursday.

Fierce clashes have been lingering in Tripoli since May between Bab al-Tabbaneh, which supports the Syrian uprising, and Jabal Mohsen, which supports the Syrian regime.

The fighting has flared sporadically in the city since the beginning of the Syria conflict in March 2011, recording scores of casualties.

On Tuesday, the rival neighborhoods exchanged gunfire for a third day in a row, and snipers shot dead two men, as local religious and political figures warned the situation could spiral out of control.

The violence continued on Tuesday, with assailants torching Alawite-owned shops in the Sunni neighborhood of Bab el-Tabbaneh.

The latest confrontations come after a brief lull in the violence between the two sides, following a flare-up last month that left 31 people dead and more than 200 hurt.

Comments 11
Thumb benzona 06 June 2013, 08:58

A word of wisdom.... Until he retracts.

Thumb mckinl 06 June 2013, 09:42

Now that violence is no longer needed to postpone the elections it turns out that there may be some solutions for the violence in Tripoli.

Thumb terminator 06 June 2013, 10:46

is that what eid told you?

Thumb mckinl 06 June 2013, 11:05

Truth hurts eh terminator?

Why not stop trying to protect the politicians and stand up for the people of Lebanon?

Seems all the politicians, since they reelected themselves, are worried about Tripoli.

Coincidence ??? I think not ...

Missing abraham 06 June 2013, 16:45

Wise words my friend

Thumb shab 06 June 2013, 17:54

And all the people of the cloth whom interfere in politics

Default-user-icon Daboyz Pwankurray (Guest) 06 June 2013, 11:09

If not through firing on Jabal Mohsen, then how, Mr. Sensitive Antennae? Talking about this fake and filthy low life scum bag feudal warlord, the freak's antennae are so sensitive they have proven time and again that the two things they are picking are noise and flip-flop money.

Thumb superhabib 06 June 2013, 14:48

Perhaps by dragging their cowardly carcasses to Syria and get killed there, instead of attacking a weak minority in Lebanon?

Default-user-icon trueself (Guest) 06 June 2013, 11:51

This is the first time I disagree with Jumblat although I still appreciate him as a person who is keen on the best interest of Lebanon given the structure of Lebanon with all its religious factions. With Huzbollah fighting in Syria, the Sunni of lebanon can't stand still because if God forbid and Assad wins the war the Sunni of Lebanon would be in dire state and targeted. The war between the Sunni and Shai all over the regions is now in full force. No one can stop it from escalating. It will continue until either Assad wins and hence Iran has the upper hand, or the Arab gulf states win with the toppling of Assad and with that Iran and huzbollah are literally distroyed. It's a matter of life and death unfortunately.

Default-user-icon dd (Guest) 06 June 2013, 12:47

their common point is ' cocaine ' hope lebanon will get rid of those two coke heads along with Hizbo. ,joz kokanjiyeh!

Thumb dandoun 06 June 2013, 14:12

it seems he is feeling the heat