Suleiman Calls on Army to Pursue Baalbek Rocket Attackers

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President Michel Suleiman called on Saturday on the army to pursue the assailants who fired rockets on the Bekaa city of Baalbek and to maintain the security of the Lebanese people.

“The army should pursue the assailants,” Suleiman stated.

He pointed out that such acts that target the safety of the Lebanese areas are completely rejected regardless of who are responsible for them.

“The Lebanese state will not tolerate such incidents and will find those who are responsible for them to maintain the security of the Lebanese people on its territories,” Suleiman added.

On Friday, two people were wounded as nine rockets fire from Syrian territory landed in Baalbek, shortly after Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah vowed in a speech to put an end to rocket attacks against the Baalbek-Hermel region.

The agency said the rockets fell in the areas of al-Kayyal, Adous intersection, al-Basatin and near the My College School, the house of Suleiman Ramadan and the house of Sheikh Hassan Shamas.

In his address, Nasrallah noted that “there is a delicate situation in the Baalbek-Hermel area -- which includes the rockets that are falling on the area -- that needs special care.”

“The sensitive point is that some media outlets are circulating rumors that these rockets are being fired from Arsal and its barren mountains -- they are accusing a Sunni town of shelling Shiites towns,” he said.

“And whenever a resident from Arsal is killed or attacked, some politicians directly accuse Hizbullah. Some media outlets are spreading lies and I call on everyone to verify any report. I announce that the rockets were not fired from Arsal, but rather by the armed groups inside Syrian territory and God willing we will find a solution to this issue,” Nasrallah vowed.

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Thumb benzona 15 June 2013, 14:22

Yalla Michel. Prove to the world that you're a true general AND a president. Order to retaliate.

Missing 15 June 2013, 18:22

"AFP: Over 70 Syrian military officers defected and left Syria to Turkey." They must be part of the global conspiracy against the axis of 'moqawama'

Thumb benzona 16 June 2013, 00:39

Allahû akbar! À lee Lee Lee Lee lee

Missing thatisit 15 June 2013, 14:22

ellou: enta wain
ellou: ana be arsal
ellou: ma 3am isma3 ma fee arsal

Missing -karim_m3 15 June 2013, 14:36

Looks like Suleiman finally found his balls and responded to the FSA-Al Qaeda terrorist attacks on Lebanon.

Better late than never.

Missing helicopter 15 June 2013, 16:54

He found one ball only, now he needs to find the other one which stands up to HEZB criminal activities and hijacking of the Lebanese borders. Once he finds both then we have good chance for a safe Lebanon.

Thumb beiruti 15 June 2013, 15:01

Ya Haram.
"The Lebanese state will not tolerate such incidents and will find those who are responsible for them"

You don't have to look far, Mr. President, those responsible are in your cabinet and in your government. They are the ones who sent an organized armed force to Syria from your country in violation of your policies and laws and took sides in that war.

Those responsible are Hezbollah. If you can't tolerate the retaliation, then why tolerate the provocation?

Thumb geha 15 June 2013, 15:43

is role of the army to sacrifice its members to retaliate on those retaliating against hizbushaitan?
why don't we look at the real problem in the eye?
the problem is the involvement of hizbushaitan in Syria killing innocent Syrian people.
the role of the army would have been to deny movement towards Syria of hizbushaitan and their weapons in the first place!
if they did, we would not have to deal with such events.

Default-user-icon dateam (Guest) 15 June 2013, 17:36

the role of the army is to find the perpetrators of the killings of army officers in arsal which was long before hzb got involved...this is what i think phoenix was reffering to....too many events have occurred before this current situation.

Thumb geha 16 June 2013, 05:41

actually this is not true once more.
m14 has been asking t control the borders and if the army does not have enough resources, they want the UN under 1701 to deploy on our border with Syria.
these are facts, and not later than last week, they reiterated this request.

Default-user-icon omar (Guest) 15 June 2013, 17:12

they cant act against hizbIran, so they gonna act against poor syrians fighting for life, typically lebanese...