Monday, May 26, 2008

Breaking News: Hizballah Gunmen Wound 16

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Update:
Number of wounded revised to 18 - some in critical condition.

Update:
News services in Lebanon report that the Lebanese Army has assumed control of the affected neighborhoods in Beirut.

NOWLebanon reports: Amal and Hezbollah gunmen opened fire and hurled rocks in the direction of Tarik al-Jedideh and Corniche al-Mazraa earlier today [starting at approximately 8:30 pm], coinciding with Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech. RPGs were also fired at the Abed an-Nasser mosque. The Lebanese army has been deployed and has cut off the roads between Corniche al-Mazraa, Barbour and Tarik al-Jedideh. The wounded have been transferred to nearby hospitals.

Meanwhile reports are also coming in of clashes in the Beqaa town of Taalabay between Syrian-controlled militiamen belonging to the Baath party and gunmen loyal to the Future Movement.

Naharnet also reported statements by Beirut MP Ammar Houry calling on the President to intervene and protect the capital's civilians from attacks by Hizballah militiamen. The MP had complained yesterday of "a new wave of provocations" in Beirut following the President's election.

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:08 PM

    A Lebanese citizen, Muriel Choueiri, is injured by celebratory gunfire during Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s speech.

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  2. looks like trouble started when some hezbollah supporters drove through a future movement stronghold provoking and taunting the residents on their way back from a rally to watch nasrallah's speech.

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  3. bad vilbel2:26 AM

    So much for the so-called "new era".
    It's just more of the same crap, only there's a prez in Baabda. Everything else is exactly the same.

    Nothing to see here. Moving on...

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