March 14 Plans Zahle Visit after Report of Arms Flow to Bekaa Clans

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A March 14 alliance delegation plans to visit the eastern city of Zahle on Monday for talks with officials in the Bekaa valley after reports that major clans in the areas of Hermel and Arsal have been arming heavily.

The delegation's visit to Zahle will include talks with lawmakers and major officials in the Bekaa to prevent strife and preserve coexistence, An Nahar daily said.

It added that the planned talks come after information that the well-known families of Hermel, whose population is Shiite, and the Sunni town of Arsal are receiving heavy weapons, including rockets.

The delicate religious and sectarian balance in Lebanon, has been disrupted by the war across the border in Syria. Tensions have been high for months, with Lebanon's Sunnis largely supporting their brethren in Syria who make up the majority of the rebellion, while Shiites have supported President Bashar Assad.

But Lebanon's splits have been further inflamed after Hizbullah openly joined the fight in Syria on the side of Assad.

Al-Joumhouria daily said the members of the March 14 general-secretariat discussed the visit during their weekly meeting on Wednesday.

The trip to Zahle is similar to other visits that the general-secretariat had previously made to Arsal and the northern city of Tripoli, the newspaper quoted sources as saying.

It is aimed at making an appeal to the state and mainly President Michel Suleiman to take the required measures to control security and provide stability, the sources added.

Comments 13
Missing 20 June 2013, 09:02

The Hizb is leading Lebanon down the road to a civil war. It is time to build a real state with a unity of arm. As long as we refuse to do so, we condemn ourselves and our children to perpetual wars.

Missing peace 20 June 2013, 11:26

M8 are backing hezbis in syria defending a foreign country more than their shows where their loyalty is!

Missing peace 20 June 2013, 11:53

yes very comparable.... poor FT a case beyound treatment... even psychiatrists are desperate by your case... go and play with your aoun doll...

Missing plantmorecedar 21 June 2013, 00:33

A whole delegation of Shiiah, Kurdish and Sunni activists had him hanged. The sentencing and execution was criticized by the West. Have some dam respect for the facts and for all the people who wanted him dead.

Missing plantmorecedar 21 June 2013, 00:35

I should also mention to you that the FSA is going to win, and I don't expect you to change your mind so quickly about anything at all when they do. I only hope that you will be less obedient to notions that are, to your defense, attacked relentlessly by some M14. I only hope that you will be more humane in nature and opinion and less loyal to political dogmas.

Thumb general_puppet 20 June 2013, 09:44

Hizbullah is the blueprint that all other extremist are now using. Step by step they will bring more and more violence to Lebanon in the name of the Glorious Axis.

Thumb geha 20 June 2013, 09:53

hizbushaitan has become uncontrollable, i.e. remember all previous militias: once they started to become uncontrollable, they were disbanded.

Missing --karim_m1 20 June 2013, 10:57

Thanks to the February 14 Saudi-Wahabi coalition and its continuous funding and arming of terrorists like Assir and FSA-Al Qaeda, Lebanon is being dragged into the war in Syria and other parties are starting to arm and send fighters in response.

Missing --karim_m1 20 June 2013, 11:29

You need to stop fantasizing about terrorism and sympathizing with Al Qaeda.

Missing trueleb 20 June 2013, 11:30

M14 & M 8 are killing Lebanon ,it is about time both camps pulled their dogs of the streets .

Missing trueleb 20 June 2013, 12:32

My man wolf thanks for your philosophy regarding dogs .I have a dog myself & I respect and treat my dog very well .i am sorry to insult mans best friend by comparing M14& M8 politicians to them .Believe mate Lebanon is better off without them politicians .

Missing helicopter 21 June 2013, 08:05

Your thoughts suffer from dichotomy. If one calls for the disarming of Hezb and giving rise to the state you call them supporters of cannibals. To you there is no such thing as moderate Lebanese that cherishes Law and Order imposed by the army alone.

Missing helicopter 21 June 2013, 08:09

Our politicians are our major problem (AGREE)
followed by Cannibals (AGREE)
side by side with the Canniballs is HA and its arms weakening the State (THIS IS WHERE YOU DISAGREE)
The dog in the bag being beaten is Lebanon and who is doing the beating?.......... HA, the Cannibals and our Politicans.