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Friday, 09 May 2008

Iranian, Syrian, Hezbollah Terror War on Lebanese Civilians Day 1,2,3
Iranian, Syrian, Hezbollah Terror War on Lebanese Civilians Day 1,2,3

Iranian, Syrian, Hezbollah Terror War on Lebanese Civilians Day 1,2,3

 

 

 

 

CNN - Al Arabia - Iranian, Syrian, Hezbollah Terror War on Lebanese Civilians - May 9, 2009

 

Live Coverage - May 7, 2008 - Day 1

Strike, Demonstrations across Lebanon

10:15 pm VOL: Hizbullah armed men erected tents on the airport road
9:45 pm VOL: Confrontations between pro and anti government moves to Beqaa districts where burning fires closed the main road leading to Beirut, Chtoura, Taalbaya, and Saadnayel.
8:51 Qabbani called on Hizbullah leaders to pull their armed men out of Beirut's streets and its central district.
8:50 Lebanese Sunna are fed up with Hizbullah practices, Grand Mufti Qabbani said
8:48 Hizbullah is trying to overpower Lebanon, Qabbani added
8:47 Qabbani warned Hizbullah against attacking the Lebanese civilians and hegemony over the Lebanese state and governmental institutions
8:46 Hizbullah has become an armed force aims at occupying Beirut , Qabbani said
8:45 pm Lebanon Grand Mufti Mohammed Qabbani adresses the Lebanese
8:14 Hizbullah mouthpiece Manar tv station: Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri’s Amal movement said the government bears full responsibility of what happened today.
8:15 Saniora also contacted Saudi and Egyptian Foreign Ministers Saoud al-Faisal and Ahmad Abulgheit, and denied contacting U.S. official David Welch
8:13 pm Premier Saniora met Leabnese Forces leader Samir Geagea and telephoned Army Commander Gen. Michel Suleiman and Defense Minister Elias Murr to discuss latest developments.

06:27 pm LBCI tv network: The government may declare state of emergency and a curfew in the coming hours
6:08 pm Premier Fouad Saniora telephoned Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa to inform him of the grave situation in Lebanon.
5:00 pm Hizbullah trucks and buldozers erect more barricades at Beirut International Airport road
4:25 pm Lebanese diva Fairouz is among the arriving passengers trapped at Beirut International Airport. 4:10 pm Demonstrators are bringing tents to the airport road to prepare a lenghty sit-in
4:01 pm Al-Mustaqbal leadership calls for self restraint.
4:00 pm Partisans of Al-Mustaqbal Movement gathering at North Lebanon, Western Biqaa, Kharroub province planning to head to Beirut after the movement’s office at Nuweiri was demolished by the opposition’s attackers.
3:30 pm Sporadic gunfire could be heard in Corniche Mazraa neighborhood.
3:20 pm Fighting renewed in Nwairi-Barbour area where exchanges of gunfire were heard.
3:02 pm Calm prevails over Barbour, Corniche Mazraa and Barbir.
3:00 pm Flights resumed at airport.
2:05 pm Security forces work to contain clashes in Wata Museitbeh

2:00 pm Rocket Propelled Grenades destroy Al Mustaqbal offices in Nwairi, three wounded
1:50 pm Heavy gunfire heard in the area of Beirut Arab University-Cola
1:20 pm Security sources: Al Mustaqbal movement office in Nwairi targeted by grenades and gunshots

 1:15 pm Clashes in Museitbeh between members of Amal and the Progressive Socialist Party
 1:05 pm Reports of street-to-street fighting in Ras al-Nabaa.
 1:00 pm Heavy bursts of gunfire is reported in Nwairi neighborhood.
 12:30 pm Reports that the airport road will remain closed until political progress is achieved.
 12:25 pm Pro-government supporters and opposition members tossed stones at each other in Corniche Mazraa and army troops, trying to disperse the antagonists, were caught in the fight.
 12:15 pm Gunfire is heard in the Tayyouni area.
 11:50 am Security forces opened the road to Beirut port.
 11:45 am The confrontation intensified between pro-government supporters and opposition partisans in Corniche Mazraa; and troops are firing in the air to disperse the demonstrators.
 11:40 am Voice of Lebanon: Lebanese troops arrested two Amal movement members from the rooftop of Moazen building in Beirut and confiscated their sniping rifles.

 1:20 pm Security sources: Al Mustaqbal movement office in Nwairi was targeted by grenades and gunshots
  1:15 pm Clashes in Museitbeh between members of Amal and the Progressive Socialist Party
  1:05 pm Reports of street-to-street fighting in Ras al-Nabaa.
  1:00 pm Heavy bursts of gunfire is reported in Nwairi neighborhood. 
  12:30 pm Reports that the airport road will remain closed until political progress is achieved. 
  12:25 pm Pro-government supporters and opposition members tossed stones at each other in Corniche Mazraa and army troops, trying to disperse the antagonists, were caught in the fight.
  12:15 pm Gunfire is heard in the Tayyouni area.
  11:50 am Security forces opened the road to Beirut port.
  11:45 am The confrontation intensified between pro-government supporters and opposition partisans in Corniche Mazraa; and troops are firing in the air to disperse the demonstrators. 
  11:40 am Voice of Lebanon: Lebanese troops arrested two Amal movement members from the rooftop of Moazen building in Beirut and confiscated their sniping rifles.
  11:32 am Ghosn: The strike will be suspended but we will meet to set another date for the demonstration. 
  11:30 am Ghosn accused authorities of failing to provide protection for demonstrators which led to "suspending" the demonstration, saying GFLU is not responsible for security. 
  11:28 am Ghosn said the demonstration was scheduled to take off from Barbir past Mar Elias all the way down to Hamra street.
  11:25 am Ghosn said the government did not approve a suitable pay raise.
  11:23 am Ghosn accused the government of dividing workers in order to prevent them from taking part in today's strike. 
  11:20 am Ghosn holds a press conference to explain the reasons behind calling off the demonstration. 
  11:14 am Beirut port and airport roads remain closed. 
  11:00 am Zghorta province did not take part in the general strike; and schools and businesses were open.
  10:58 am A quarrel took place in Ras el-Nabaa between supporters of March 14 Forces and the opposition, but was quickly quelled by army troops.
  10:35 am GFLU called off a demonstration that was due to take place at 10 am.
  10:25 am A meeting of the General Federation of Labor Unions (GFLU) headed by Ghassan Ghosn is underway to discuss the fate of a planned demonstration that was due to take place at 10 am. 
  9:50 am Protestors closed Beirut port road with burning tires. 
  9:40 am Aley and Upper Metn are not affected by the strike and traffic is normal from Kahaleh to Sayyad roundabout where army troops set up checkpoints and conducted patrols. 
  9:38 am Lebanese army vehicles arrived at the airport road while trucks continued to unload sand.
  9:35 am Protestors set old cars ablaze to close the Tayyouni road.
  9:32 am A number of small jets were removed from Beirut airport to nearby airports.
  9:30 am Beirut Airport announced it was canceling 32 incoming and outgoing flights.
  9:00 am Around 100 demonstrators came out of the Barbir area and headed towards the entrances to Mar Elias street where they began burning tires.
  8:40 am Protestors tossed a hand grenade on Corniche Mazraa road, wounding three people and two army soldiers.
  8:36 am Protestors smash shop windows along Corniche Mazraa.
  8:35 am Security forces closed the road leading to the Central Bank on the main Hamra thoroughfare as a precautionary measure.
  8:32 am Sodeco-Beshara Khoury road closed with cement blocks and garbage containers.
  8:31 am Protestors close Ras el-Nabaa road that leads to downtown Beirut with garbage containers. 
  8:30 am Security forces closed Clemenceau road that leads to the residence of Druze leader Walid Jumblat.
  8:05 am Masked men came out of Barbour area towards Abu Haidar mosque. 
  8:00 am Masked gunmen came out of Khandaq al-Ghamiq, burned tires on Salim Salam bridge and prevented motorists from passing. 
  7:57 am Protestors in Shtoura are getting ready to close the road. 
  7:50 am Airport-Cocodie road closed with cement barricades. 
  7:48 am Protestors closed Douris road in Baalbek, east Lebanon, but was soon opened by Lebanese army troops.
  7:42 am Khalde road closed.
  7:38 am Total closure of Salim Salam Bridge and the Kuwaiti embassy roundabout.
  7:34 am A group of about 500 protestors are gathered on the airport road, now closed with earthmounds.
  7:14 am Protestors close Zahrani road in south Lebanon. 
  7:09 am Tiro-Shweifat road closed with burning tires.
  7:04 am Sultan Ibrahim and Marriott Hotel roads closed.
  7:01 am Protestors closed Corniche Mazraa thoroughfare with garbage containers. 
  6:42 am Normal life continues in Batroun where roads and schools are open.
  6:41 am Roads are open in Ashrafiyeh, Baabda, Jbeil, Kesrouan, Metn, Aley, the Chouf mountains and Zahle which are not taking part in the strike or demonstrations. 
  6:40 am Tension in the streets of Borj Abu Haidar, Bashoura and Salim Salam. 
  6:39 am Airport road closed with burning tires. 
  6:38 am Protestors went out of their tent city in downtown Beirut and closed the Ring overpass.
  6:37 am Protestors close Salim Salam bridge, Shatilla area with stolen cars.
  6:35 am Demonstrators burn tires in Ouzai, Qassqass, airport road.


 

Live Coverage - May 8, 2008 - Day 2

   Unrest Continues across Lebanon

11:00 Hizbullah's al-Manar TV quoted opposition source as saying Hariri's offer is totally rejected.
10:10 Jumblat said only the state can protect all the Lebanese, stressing that we'll only defend our homes.
10:05 Jumblat said it is not in anybody's interest that Hizbullah rejects the Hariri initiative.
10:03 Jumblat called for "coexisting" with the resistance if the present balance of powers does not permit absorbing it in the army.
10:02 Jumblat called for a definition of the resistance limits.
9:58 I tell my partisans to defend their homes, but not to take to the streets, jumblat said.
9:55 The state is more important than my party or Hizbullah, Jumblat said.
9:54 I know what is the cost of violence, that is why i support a settlement.
9:53 We should back the army, which is doing its best, Jumblat said.
9:50 Jumblat said Hizbullah is required to safeguard the dignity of Beirut citizens.
9:48 Jumblat said a compromise is a necessity to maintain the 'resistance image' and safegurd the citizens of Beirut.

9:44 Hizbullah is involved in domestic disputes since it occupied downtown Beirut, Jumblat said.
 9:43 Jumblat accused Hizbullah of seeking to keep Beirut Airport an open arena.
 9:42 I tell Nasrallah you cannot control Lebanon, Jumblat said.
 9:41 Hizbullah is launching a gradual coup against the state of Lebanon, Jumblat said.
 9:30 dont we have the right to defend ourselves and ask the army to defend us? jumblat asked.
 9:38 Jumblat said Lebanon is a sovereign state and wants to absorb Hizbullah's resistance and the best person to handle this assignment is Gen. Suleiman.
 9:35 Jumblat said Gen. Suleiman is capable of judging Hizbullah's communications network.
 9:33 Jumblat said he telephoned Speaker Berri and asked him to accept the Hariri proposal, but i did not get a reply.
 9:29 Jumblat said Beirut is besieged and threatened by Hizbullah
 9:28 Nasrallah by attacking Beirut is demarcating his state, Jumblat said.
 9:27 Jumblat said Hizbullah's security controls all of Beirut Airport.
 9:26 Jumblat refused to comment on insults made against him by "kids."
 9:24 Jumblat accused Nasrallah of cheap factional agitation, declaring i am a Lebanese citizen who wants to be protected by his state.
 9:23 Jumblat told LBC Hizbullah, not the Shiite community, is responsible for that is happening in Beirut.
 8:51 the government's extraordinary session ended and Defense Minister Elias Murr headed to the Army Command to relay Hariri's proposal.
 8:41 Aoun said international support for the government is meaningless in the field, what counts is who can fight.
 8:40 Aoun said that if foreign powers declared support for the government that would prove that the government is collaborating with foreigners.
 8:39 Aoun said the army is doing all it can to disengage combatants.
 8:36 I call for calling off all the government decisions and shifting to dialogue, Aoun said.
 8:35 Aoun said the problem would not be a Sunni-Shiite conflict but a national problem.
 8:33 Aoun said the government is responsible for the security deterioration.
 8:32 Free Patriotic Movement Gen. Michel Aoun starts Press conference declaring support to Nasrallah's stand.
 8:25 "Beirut would not bow to anyone," Hariri pledged ending his press conference.
 8:24 Hariri pledged that we would not allow anyone to bully our people.
 8:24 Hariri said if Nasrallah accepted the settlement he would indicate that he supports the concept of a state and not to replace the state.
 8:23 He proposed the immediate launching of national dialogue presided over by Suleiman.
 8:22 Hariri also proposed the immediate election of consensus president Gen. Michel Suleiman.
 8:21 Hariri also proposed withdrawing gunmen from the streets, reopening all roads and allowing Beirut Airport to operate immediately.
 8:20 Hariri offered to place the government decisions in the hands of the army command to apply them within spreading state authority on Lebanon.
 8:19 Hariri told Nasrallah that avoiding Shiite-Sunni war is more important than all weapons.
 8:15 "I urge you to stop the decline into civil war," Hariri told Nasrallah.
 8:14 Hariri asked Nasrallah "where are you driving the Muslims to?"
 8:10 Hariri called Nasrallah to lift the siege of Beirut to salvage Lebanon from hell and to safeguard unity of the Muslims from the black fate.
 8:09 Hariri, adderssing Nasrallah, said what is happening in Beirut is a war between Shiites and Sunnis.
 8:08 Hariri starts Press Conference by accusing Nasrallah of saying 'I am the state' and shedding Jumblat's blood.
 8:00 Hospital sources said two people were killed and five wounded in Ras al-Nabaa by sniper fire.
 7:52 The White House demanded that Lebanon's Hizbullah "stop their disruptive activities now."
 7:50 Hand-to-Hand clashes in Ras al-Nabaa area.
 7:40 Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea called the government to declare a state of emergency.
 7:30 The government went into an extraordinary session.
7:00 Saniora's government holds an urgent meeting to discuss latest developments.
6:45 Clashes rage between Hizbullah and Mustaqbal throughout most of west Beirut.
6:40 Sirens of ambulances are heard in the streets of Beirut though there are no official reports of casualties yet.
6:10 Fierce clashes between Hizbullah and Mustaqbal partisans in Msaitbeh, Mazraa, Ras Nabaa, Beshara Khoury.
5:30 Nasrallah Ends Press Conference.
5:32 Nasrallah said he is not making a destress call to Arabs, but wants them to realize that his resistance scored the only two victories against Israel in 60 years.
5:29 Nasrallah expressed gratitude to Arabs who appreciate his leadership.
5:27 Those who have taken decisions leading to war, let them withdraw their decisions and there would be no war, Nasrallah said.
5:27 Others want war, we don't want war, Nasrallah said.
5:25 Nasrallah said the saudi ambassador contacted the iranian ambassador asking for talks to contain the situation.
5:24 Nasrallah said Hizbullah is prepared to confront two wars, a war by Israel and a war by domestic forces.
5:23 Nasrallah responded to charges by Mufti Qabbani saying there are no aggressors in Beirut.
5:17 Nasrallah said Jumblat would break off with the majority if "I offer him renewed alliance."
5:12 Nasrallah told members of the Mustaqbal movement you have an interest in a stable Lebanon.
5:11 Let them call off the war decision and they are welcome to dialogue, Nasrallah said.
5:11 Let them call off the war decision and they are welcome to dialogue, Nasrallah said.
5:10 I hope that the Saudis would not be a party to the domestic issue, Nasrallah said.
5:08 We want dialogue, we are keen on dialogue, Nasrallah said.
5:03 The majority has no reason to fear our weapons. They fear our weapons because they are collaborators (with the enemy), Nasrallah said.
5:01 We are not using our weapons in Beirut, we responded to the sources of fire, they opened fire on us and we responded.
4:58 Nasrallah said that had it not been for the wire network i wouldn't have been able to adress reporters today.
4:56 Had we wanted to launch a coup you would have been either in jail or hurled in the sea, Nasrallah said.
4:55 We have two hands stretched, one for dialogue and the other carries a weapon, Nasrallah said.
4:54 Nasrallah pledged that there would be no Sunni-Shiite conflict in Lebanon.
4:52 Weapons would be used to defend weapons, Nasrallah pledged.
4:51 The problem is not between Sunnis and Shiites, but between patriots and those who want to be servants of the United States.
4:49 Nasrallah accused the majority of being servants and followers of the united states trying to strip the resistance of its weapons.

4:48 Nasrallah said his conditions for a settlement is calling off decisions taken by Walid Jumblat's illegal government and joining Speaker Berri's call for dialogue.
4:47 We won't allow anyone to kill us, Nasrallah said.
4:46 Nasrallah announced that Shoqeir remains director of airport security irrespective of the decision by the gang, and whoever tries to assue the post would be a spy.
4:45 We are the state, they are the gang, Nasrallah said.
4:44 The Gang did not give Brig. Shoqeir the chance to defend himself. This is how the gang operates, Nasrallah said.
4:42 Nasrallah described Shoqeir as a patriot officer. Protecting him means protecting all patriot officers.
4:41 Nasrallah said the government wants to replace Brig. Wafiq Shoqeir with a pro-CIA officer.
4:40 Nasrallah accused the government of seeking to change Beirut airport into a base for the CIA, FBI and Mossad.
4:38 Jumblat is a thief and a liar, Nasrallah said.
4:37 we'll arrest whoever tries to arrest us, Nasrallah vowed.
4:30 I own this network and i am responsible for it and i am ready for questioning by any judge, Nasrallah said.
4:32 The dark decisions by the black government give us the right to chop off the hand that stretches a hand towards the communications network, Nasrallah vowd.
4:31 It is our right to defend ourselves against who declares war on us, Nasrallah said.
4:30 The war aims at putting the army in a direct confrontation with Hizbullah, Nasrallah said.
4:29 The Walid Jumblat government has declared war on Hizbullah, Nasrallah said.
4:28 Nasrallah said the government took the decisions against Hizbullah communications network in collaboration with "capitals that covered the July war."
4:27 Nasrallah said the French Socialist Politician was held off his residence in south Beirut.
4:26 Nasrallah described Walid Jumblat as premier and said premier Fouad Saniora is an employee under Jumblat.

  4:26 Nasrallah described Walid Jumblat as premier and said premier Fouad Saniora is an employee under Jumblat.
  4:25 Nasrallah described the government as a gang.
  4:24 Nasrallah said the government offered Hizbullah to trade the communications network for removing downtown Beirut Tent City.
  4:22 Nasrallah denied accusations that Hizbullah has a communications network in Byblos, Kesrouan and north Lebanon.
  4:21 Nasrallah said Hizbullah wants dialogue, and doesn't want to fight for the weapons, but wants to maintain the weapons.
  4:19 Nasrallah accused the government of raising Hizbullah's communications network issue upon instructions from the United States.
  4:17 Nasrallah said Hizbullah's communications network existed since before the year 2000, but has been upgraded.
  4:16 Nasrallah said wireless communication caused the death of several Hizbullah commanders in previous wars.
  4:15 Our network is a system connecting our bases by a wire that goes through a trunk, Nasrallah said.
  4:14 The best communications system to avoid monitoring is to adopt a wire system, Nasrallah added.
  4:12 Nasrallah said Hizbullah's communications network is a wire system to avoid monitoring.
  4:11 Nasrallah said Hizbullah's communications network is not a commercial telephone service, but rather a military communications system that backs the resistance.
  4:09 Hizbullah partisans open fire in the air as Nasrallah Speaks.
  4:09 Nasrallah said the government decisions led Lebanon into a dark tunnel.
  4:08 Nasrallah starts a press conference on latest developments.
2:40 pm The Lebanese army succeeded in disengaging pro-government supporters from opposition partisans in Beirut’s Barbour neighborhood.
2:25 pm Mufti Akkar Sheikh Ousama al-Rifai vowed “allegiance” to Beirut residence and promised them he would not allow those “working under different names” to take their lives because they're easy prey.
2:20 pm Mount Lebanon Mufti Mohammed Jouzou warned Hizbullah against operating under the umbrella of the resistance.
2:15 pm The Lebanese Army Command warned that if the present situation persists it would pose a threat to the military establishment’s unity.
2:10 pm The Coastal highway has been blocked at Naameh south of Beirut with rocks and burning tires.
2:05 pm Road to Sidon closed at Awali River.
1:45 pm Vice President of Higher Shiite Council Sheikh Abdel Amir Qabalan labeled a government decision against Hizbullah’s telecommunications network a “crime” and said it was a scheme to sow discord and facilitate Israel’s work.
1:40 pm The Higher Islamic Shiite Council said the only solution to end the unrest in Lebanon is for the government to back down from its decisions against Hizbullah
12:40 pm Clashes erupted between pro- and anti-government supporters in Mina near Tripoli in north Lebanon.
12:20 pm Protestors set up an earth mound in the Tiro-Hay al-Sullum area.
12:02 pm Two members of Al Mustaqbal movement were kidnapped from the predominantly Sunni Beirut neighborhood of Basta.
12:00 pm Lebanese citizen Rola Bou Hamdan died of her wounds sustained in Saadnayel fighting.
11:45 am Masnaa road linking Lebanon with Syria is totally closed by earth mounds.
11:40 am A meeting of the Higher Islamic Shiite Council is underway.
11:35 am Dahr el-Baidar road closed.
11:00 am The number of wounded in Saadnayel-Taalbaya clashes jumped to six as fighting continues.
10:32 am Protestors close Mdoukha-Kefraya road in Western Bekaa.

10:30 am One person is reportedly wounded in renewed armed clashes renewed in Taalbaya.
10:00 am Lebanese army troops closed all roads between Shiyah and Ein Rummaneh.
9:58 am Protestors close Marj road leading to Masnaa on Syria-Lebanon border.
9:50 am Protestors block several roads in Western Bekaa, particularly at Kefraya, Jib Jinine and Khirbit Kanafar intersections.
9:45 am Cautious calm prevails over Taalbaya and Taanayel after clashes died down and Lebanese army troops cordoned off the area.
9:30 am Two people were wounded in Saadnayel clashes.
9:00 am Armed clashes between pro- and anti-government supporters borke out in Saadnayel and Taalbaya in the Bekaa with gunmen seen deployed on streets and others manning automatic rifles on rooftops.
8:10 am Dozens of men gather in Ras el-Nabaa.
8:00 am Protestors set ablaze skeleton cars at Tayyouneh roundabout, Barbour and Beshara Khoury.

7:45 am Saadnayel road in the Bekaa and Deir Zanoun in Baalbek remain closed to traffic with burning tires.
6:32 am Airport still besieged with MEA cancelling all outgoing flights until 12 pm Thursday.
6:05 am Protestors overturn garbage containers and set them ablaze on Corniche Mazraa thoroughfare.
6:00 am Protestors block Salim Salam bridge with cement barricades.

 

Live Coverage - May 9, 2008 - Day 3

Live Coverage   Unrest Across Lebanon Enters Third Day
8:48 pm Rice said Washington stands by the Lebanese government, adding the United States would provide the support that Saniora needs
8:45 pm Clashes resume in Aley and Kayfoun amid reports of casualties.
8:00 pm U.S. State Department voiced confidence in how Saniora's government and army were dealing with an "offensive" by Hizbullah fighters.
7:22 pm The March 14 forces called on all Lebanese to hold onto the Cedars Revolution principles.
7:21 pm March 14 reiterated its full support to Premier Saniora's government.
7:20 pm Geagea urged Arab states and the international community to shoulder their responsibilities towards Lebanon.
7:18 pm Hizbullah's coup aims at restoring the Syrian hegemony on Lebanon, March 14 warned.
7:16 pm March 14 statement: Beirut invasion dealt a final blow to the legality of Hizbullah weapons.
7:14 pm Hizbullah attacked the partnership and national unity, Geagea said.
7:11 pm Geagea reads March 14 forces statement following a meeting at Maarab.
6:13 pm Heavy gunfire in the northern port city of Tripoli.
6:05 pm French PM Fillon says his country is gravely concerned over the Lebanon situation which could lead to civil war.
5:59 pm Two people reportedly killed and several injured during clashes between Talal Arslan’s supporters and al-Mustaqbal backers in Khaldeh.
5:50 pm One person reported killed and four wounded during clashes in Bekaa’s Bar Elias region.
5:40 pm Jumblat: Only the logic of the state leads to a solution.
5:38 pm Jumblat says he continues to negotiate with Berri and advised him to keep the talks going because there are circumstances that forced him to close parliament doors.
5:35 pm Jumblat: We have given instructions to the army to take charge of Progressive Socialist Party offices in sensitive areas for the protection of residents.
5:30 pm Gemayel: We have information that members of Qaida are in some camps in Beirut. Lebanon will face any eventuality because of Hizbullah’s attempts to dismantle security institutions.
5:20 pm Gemayel: Hizbullah’s control of Beirut will not help the opposition politically and any future dialogue should focus on the party’s arms.
5:15 pm Former President Gemayel calls from Paris for resistance against the new situation in Beirut.
4:20 pm Clashes spread in the area between Deir Qoubil and Bshamoun
3:30 pm Future TV offices were on fire in Beirut’s Raouche district
3:23 pm LBCI: March 14 members meeting in Maarab will stress their continued support to Saniora and will announce that they will not yield to Hizbullah’s threats

2:40 pm Heavy gunfire heard in the areas of Hamra and Clemenceau.
1:15 pm The crackle of gunfire echoed over the municipality stadium in Beirut.
1:10 pm Gunmen stormed into the house of Mufti Jabal Amel Sayyed Ali al-Amin in Tyre.
12:40 pm Gunmen from the Syrian Social Nationalist Party were seen deployed in Clemenceau.
12:00 pm Protestors closed the road between al-Abdeh and Halba. The Mina road, however, was reopened.
11:50 am Dahr el-Baidar highway was opened in both directions.
11:40 am MEA announced it was suspending all outgoing and incoming flights to Beirut until midday Saturday.
11:15 am MP Walid Jumblat has been evacuated from his Beirut home by army troops.
11:10 am Army troops reopened the port road which was briefly blocked at the Phoenicia Hotel area with burning tires.

 11:00 am Tripoli residents blocked Maloula-Tebaneh highway with burning tires in protest of the bloody fighting in Beirut.
 10:37 MPs and leaders of the March 14 alliance were summoned for an urgent meeting at Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea’s home in Maarab.
 10:28 am An RPG hits Qoreitem palace, local media reported.
 10:25 am Work stopped at Beirut port.
 10:20 am Saudi Arabia called for an urgent meeting of Arab foreign ministers to try to halt the violence in Lebanon.
 10:15 am MP Ammar Houri's residence is under army control after it was taken over by Hizbullah.
 10:10 am Machine gun fire and RPGs heard around Hariri's mansion in Qoreitem.
 10:06 am Kefraya-Mashghara and Qaroun-Sohmor roads were reopened while Dahr el-Baidar road remained closed with earthmounds.
 9:30 am Hizbullah gunmen take control of Hamra and Verdun districts as gun battles take place at Sadat street which leads to Qoreitem, Hariri's residence.
 9:20 am Security measures were reinforced around Walid Jumblat's Clemenceau mansion, Dar el-Fatwa and Mufti Mohammed Qabbani's residence in Talet el-Khayat.
 9:15 am Ash Sharq radio, mouthpiece of al Mustaqbal movement, went off the air.
 8:55 am Reports that Hizbullah gunmen are handing over to Lebanese army troops pro-government gunmen after their Beirut centers had been taken over by Hizbullah.
 8:45 am Heavy deployment of Hizbullah gunmen in Beirut, particularly in Hamra, Karakol Druze, Raouche, Mulla, Talet el-Khayat, Zaidaniyeh, Ras el-Nabaa, Basta Zoqaq Blat and Nweiri, according to media reports.
8:40 am The crackle of gunfire and sporadic bursts of rocket-propelled grenade echo in Beirut.
 8:35 am Reports that Al Mustaqbal newspaper building has been burnt down.
 8:31 am Mulla said army troops building is now under army protection and troops should soon begin evacuating employees.
 8:30 am Nadim Mulla, Future TV General Manager, said gunmen warned them through the army that they would attack building if they don't stop broadcasting.
 8:00 am Future television stopped broadcasting after gunmen stormed into the building in Beirut.
 7:16 am Calm in Saadnayel and Taalbaya after overnight clashes; and protestors blocked Masnaa road in retaliation for closure of airport highway.
 7:14 am Renewed clashes in Corniche Mazraa.
 7:00 am Al Mustaqbal newspaper building in Ramlet al-Baida is under attack with rockets and automatic gunfire.

 

From the Lebanese Forces - Timeline Day 1 - Overnight

22:15 VOL: Hizbullah armed men erected tents on the airport road.

21:45 Reports of confrontation between pro and anti government partisans in the Beqaa districts, burning fires closed the main road leading to Beirut, Chtoura, Taalbaya, and Saadnayel.

20:45 Lebanon Grand Mufti Mohammed Qabbani adresses the Lebanese
Mufti Qabbani: Hizbullah has become an armed force aims at occupying Beirut, warns Hizbullah against attacking the Lebanese civilians and hegemony over the Lebanese state and governmental institutions.
Mufti Qabbani: "Lebanese Sunna are fed up with Hizbullah practices".
Qabbani calls on Hizbullah leaders to pull their armed men out of Beirut's streets and its central district.

20:15 Saniora contacted Saudi and Egyptian Foreign Ministers Saoud al-Faisal and Ahmad Abulgheit.

20:13 Premier Saniora met Leabnese Forces leader Samir Geagea and telephoned Army Commander Gen. Michel Suleiman and Defense Minister Elias Murr to discuss latest developments.

19:48 March 14 General Secretariat urges Arab League and UN Security Council to protect the Lebanese government and people, who are “besieged by armed groups that overthrow all international resolutions and the Arab initiative.”

18:27 LBCI: The government may declare state of emergency and a curfew in the coming hours.

18:08 Tourism Minister Joe Sarkis to New TV: The government’s decision against Brigadier General Wafik Shoukair was not directed at the respected Shia sect… After the events of Mar Mikhael, three Maronite officers were suspended and interrogated – is that an insult against the Maronite sect or Patriarch Sfeir? 

18:05 Premier Fouad Saniora telephoned Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa to inform him of the grave situation in Lebanon.

17:25 MP Atef Majdalani to Future TV: Hezbollah has entered the arena of internal strife and civil war through the open door, and is today playing Israel’s role by closing the airport and seaport… and is announcing the Guardianship of the Jurist mini-state [Wilayat Al-Faqih].

17:09 Minister Ahmad Fatfat to Future TV: Hezbollah today reminds us of what the Syrians and Palestinians did at some point in time, and is no longer our resistance party, but a militia that aims at taking control over the government. 

17:00 Hizbullah trucks and buldozers erect more barricades at Beirut International Airport road.

16:28 Al-Manar TV: Protestors set up tents along airport road to spend the night and possibly longer at the protest site.

16:00 Al-Mustaqbal Movement leaders call for restraint after learning that Al-Mustaqbal Movement partisans were preparing to head to beirut from North Lebanon, Western Biqaa and Kharroub district after hearing that the movement’s office at Nuweiri was demolished by the opposition’s attackers.

13:31 Tourism Minister Joe Sarkis to LBC Television: What we are witnessing today is far more than a movement by the GLC. It is unacceptable, and we fear it will lead to a second sit-in similar to the one in downtown Beirut. 

15:30 Gunfire could be heard in Corniche Mazraa neighborhood, renewed battles in Nwairi-Barbour area where exchanges of gunfire was heard.

15:05 Barbour, Corniche Mazraa and Barbir are gradually witnessing calm.

14:00 Rocket Propelled Grenades destroy Al Mustaqbal offices in Nwairi, three wounded. 

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From the Lebanese Forces - Timeline Day 2

19:01 Armed clashes in Karakon Al-Druze, Al-Zarif, Al-Mulla and around Ain Al-Teeni.  

19:00 MP Saad Hariri to hold press conference Thursday at 8:00 p.m. from his residence in Qoraytem.  

18:59 Cabinet meeting convenes at the Grand Serail and may announce a state of emergency. 

18:45 Clashes rage betwen Hizbullah and Mustaqbal throughout most of west Beirut, ambulances are heard.

18:12 Fierce clashes between Hizbullah and Mustaqbal partisans in Msaitbeh, Mazraa, Ras Nabaa, Beshara Khoury.

18:10 Violent clashes between pro and anti government armed men broke out in Kornish al-Mazraa, Ras al-Nabaa, Dinawi, and beshara el-Khouri districts.

17:49 UN envoy for the implementation of UNSCR1559 Terje Roed-Larsen

We urge the Lebanese to remain calm.
Hezbollahpossesses rocket missiles, which poses a threat to civilians.
The Lebanese government informed the UN that Hezbollah created a communication network that covers all Lebanese territories, which is illegal according to the government.
Hezbollah protested against the government’s decision to dismantle the communication network, which increases fears that Hezbollah will dismantle the government and create a parallel state.
Militias in Lebanon must be disarmed through political means. The election of a president must occur without foreign intervention, however the UN Secretary General is concerned over the role some foreign parties are playing.
The Secretary General expects Syria to cooperate completely in delineating a border with Lebanon.
Israel still occupies some parts of southern Lebanon.

17:30 Nasrallah Ends Press Conference.

17:27 Those who have taken decisions leading to war, let them withdraw their decisions and there would be no war, Nasrallah said.

17:24 Nasrallah said Hizbullah is prepared to confront two wars, a war by Israel and a war by domestic forces.

17:23 Nasrallah responded to charges by Mufti Qabbani saying there are no aggressors in Beirut.

17:17 Nasrallah Said Jumblatt Would break off with the majority if "i offer him renewed alliance."

17:03 The majority has no reason to fear our weapons. They fear our weapons because they are collaborators (with the enemy), Nasrallah said.

17:01 We are not using our weapons in Beirut, we responded to the sources of fire, they opened fire on us and we responded.

16:56 Had we wanted to launch a coup you would have been either in jail or hurled in the sea, Nasrallah said.

16:52 Weapons would be used to defend weapons, Nasrallah pledged.

16:51 The problem is not between Sunnis and Shiites, but between patriots and those who want to be servants of the United States.

16:49 Nasrallah accused the majority of being servants and followers of the united states trying to strip the resistance of its weapons.

16:48 Nasrallah said his conditions for a settlement is calling off decisions taken by Walid Jumblat's illegal government and joining Speaker Berri's call for dialogue.

16:46 Nasrallah announced that Shoqeir remains director of airport security irrespective of the decision by the gang, and whoever tries to assue the post would be a spy.

16:45 We are the state, they are the gang, Nasrallah said.

16:44 The Gang did not give Brig. Shoqeir the chance to defend himself. This is how the gang operates, Nasrallah said.

16:42 Nasrallah described Shoqeir as a patriot officer. Protecting him means protecting all patriot officers.

16:41 Nasrallah said the government wants to replace Brig. Wafiq Shoqeir with a pro-CIA officer.

16:40 Nasrallah accused the government of seeking to change Beirut airport into a base for the CIA, FBI and Mossad.

16:38 Jumblat is a thief and a liar, Nasrallah said.

16:37 We will arrest whoever tries to arrest us, Nasrallah vowed.

16:30 I own this network and i am responsible for it and i am ready for questioning by any judge, Nasrallah said.

16:32 The dark decisions by the black government give us the right to chop off the hand that stretches a hand towards the communications network, Nasrallah vowd. 

16:31 It is our right to defend ourselves against who declares war on us, Nasrallah said.

16:30 The war aims at putting the army in a direct confrontation with Hizbullah, Nasrallah said.

16:29 The Walid Jumblat government has declared war on Hizbullah, Nasrallah said.

16:28 Nasrallah said the government took the decisions against Hizbullah communications network in collaboration with "capitals that covered the July war."

16:21 Nasrallah said Hizbullah wants dialogue, and doesn't want to fight for the weapons, but wants to maintain the weapons.

16:19 Nasrallah accused the government of raising Hizbullah's communications network issue upon instructions from the United States.

16:17 Nasrallah said Hizbullah's communications network existed since before the year 2000, but has been upgraded.

16:09 Nasrallah said the government decisions led Lebanon into a dark tunnel.

15:53 Al-Arabiya: Hezbollah supporters took the Al-Arabiya crew in Dahiyeh hostage for half an hour before releasing them.

15:43 MEA to resume all flights departing from Beirut on Thursday afternoon, excepting flights to Paris and Cairo. 

 Lebanese

14:40 The Lebanese army succeeded in disengaging pro-government supporters from opposition partisans in Beirut’s Barbour neighborhood.

14:20 Mufti Jouzou warned Hizbullah against operating under the umbrella of the resistance.

14:09 Armed clashes in Corniche Al-Mazraa and fights between opposition and government supporters result in injuries.

13:52 Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan, deputy president of the Higher Islamic Shia Council: The government’s latest decisions targeting the resistance are aimed at uncovering its security apparatus and exposing it as a target to the Israeli enemy.

13:51 Future News Channel: The Lebanese army is evacuating the Fathalla military base in Beirut after it has been threatened.

13:36 The Choueifat road has been completely closed.

12:56 The highway to Saida in Al-Naameh, Al-Saadiyat, Al-Jiyeh and Barja have been blocked.

12:40 Clashes erupted between pro- and anti-government supporters in Mina near Tripoli in north Lebanon.

12:37 MP Mustafa Allouch to the Future News Channel: The state and the state-within-a-state are locked in a confrontation. Hezbollah’s expansion must be brought to an end.

12:36 National News Agency: Youth are blocking the coastal highway in the direction of South Lebanon between Baraj and Jiyeh with stones and tires, and the Lebanese army is working on clearing the way.

12:20 Protestors set up an earth mound in the Tiro-Hay al-Sullum area.

12:00 Lebanese citizen Rola Bou Hamdan died of her wounds sustained in Saadnayel fighting.

11:45 Masnaa road linking Lebanon with Syria is totally closed by earth mounds.

11:40 A meeting of the Higher Islamic Shiite Council is underway.

11:38 Future News Channel: Hezbollah members have kidnapped Wissam Al-Khawli and Riad Farchoukh in Basta in Beirut. 

11:36 Minister Hamadeh: We say enough of this blackmail. The government will ultimately prevail over the militia. Legitimacy might have some drawbacks in the beginning, but it will be victorious in the end. The state will prevail over the state-within-a-state that is being set up in parallel with two totalitarian regimes. " It is unfortunate that the resistance has turned into a gang. It is possible that other roads may be blocked. The army commander is a wise man, and when the situation is no longer acceptable, we are confident he will take the appropriate measures".  

11:35 Dahr el-Baidar road closed

11:17 Telecommunications Minister Marwan Hamadeh to LBC: The government will not revoke its decisions, and Hezbollah’s landline network and airport surveillance are its first infractions. When its network is stretching all over Lebanon, it is violating the state’s monopoly over telephone services. They want to bankrupt Lebanon by controlling “Lebanon’s oil,” as Speaker Nabih Berri put it.

11:00 The number of wounded in Saadnayel-Taalbaya clashes has been reported at six as fighting continues.

10:30 One person is reportedly wounded in renewed armed clashes renewed in Taalbaya.

10:26 The ISF in Zahle has arrested Ali Zaaitar, who escaped a few weeks ago from the Zahle prison.

10:02 NBN Television: Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah will hold a press conference today at four in the afternoon to declare his positions on the latest developments. 

10:00 Lebanese army troops closed all roads between Shiyah and Ein Rummaneh.

09:58 Protestors close Marj road leading to Masnaa on Syria-Lebanon border.

09:51 VOL: The roads of Taalabaya, Saadnayel, Zahle, Barr Elias, Al-Masnaa and Deir Zanoun in the Bekaa are being blocked by protestors and burning tires.  Two people were wounded in Taalbaya clashes.

09:45 Chamoun: Hezbollah has entered an open confrontation with the state and the government following Syrian and Iranian orders. They are trying to empty the government after they emptied the parliament and the presidency in order to annul the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and help Syria. 

09:08 Future News Channel: Armed men belonging to Hezbollah are firing gunshots and RPG rockets in Saadnayel and Taalabaya. 

09:00 Armed clashes between pro- and anti-government supporters is taking place in Taalbaya in the Bekaa with gunmen seen deployed on streets and others manning automatic rifles on rooftops.

08:43 Future News Channel: Hezbollah members have stolen 40 cars from an ISF depot near the Shatila Palestinian camp.     
 
08:40
Future News Channel: The Ring Bridge joining Achrafieh to Zokak Al-Blatt is being blocked by burning tires and debris.  

08:10 VOL: Cars and tires imported from the Shatila Palestinian camp are being set on fire at the Tayouneh, Barbour and Bechara Al-Khoury roundabouts. The Salim Salam Tunnel has been blocked again.

08:06 VOL: Cars and tires imported from the Shatila Palestinian camp are being set on fire at the Tayouneh, Barbour and Bechara Al-Khoury roundabouts. The Salim Salam Tunnel has been blocked again. 
  
08:05
Future News Channel: Tens of youths are gathering now in Ras al-Nabaa.
 
07:40
Fares Soueid to the VOL: Yesterday’s incidents prove that the Hezbollah-led opposition is not concerned about an electoral law or a national-unity government, but with imposing consensual security by controlling half of the country while the government controls the other half. The only scenario possible today is Hezbollah’s return to the state, and everyone must support it in this. Their blocking of the airport highway is a clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701.   

7:50 All roads blocked by demonstrators on Wednesday remain closed.

6:32 Airport still besieged with MEA cancelling all outgoing flights until 12 pm Thursday.
 
6:05
Protestors overturn garbage containers and set them ablaze on Corniche Mazraa thoroughfare. 

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Lebanese Forces Day 3 - May 9, 2008

19:11 Geagea reads March 14 forces statement following a meeting at Maarab.

  • It is an armed coup on the nation, national unity, the constitution, the democratic system and pluralism.
  • It is an attempted end on coexistence. Beirut did not fall under Israeli invasion, and it will not fall today.
  • The innocent civilians of Beirut have no weapons but their honor and love for their nation.
  • Beirut was attacked by weapons sent by Tehran.
  • We salute Saad Hariri, son of Rafik Hariri, who they killed thinking they would kill the nation. We salute Walid Jumblatt… son of the martyr Kamal Jumblatt.
  • This bloody coup… is aimed at the entire country, which we will not allow to be taken hostage.

    March 14 confirms the following:

    • First, what happened in Beirut and its airport is an armed coup staged by Hezbollah, a coup against… coexistence and international resolutions… to undermine freedom in Lebanon. This coup has stripped Hezbollah’s arms of its label as “resistance,” … for the use of the arms has led to the fall of the arms.
    • Secondly, March 14 expresses its categorical rejection of this logic… for using arms against the Lebanese have never led to any victory in Lebanon …
    • Thirdly, in light of this coup on constitutional legitimacy… the Lebanese army is strongly invited to fulfill the military establishment’s primary responsibility in protecting civilians and private and public property to set an end to … violence.
    • Fourthly, we condemn the targeting of the media and journalists, and the burning of press offices in Beirut as a means to complete this coup.
    • Fifth, we call on the Arab countries to exercise their responsibilities toward Lebanon, for what is happening aims at returning Syria to Lebanon…
    • Sixth, the international community cannot stand by and watch… and must pressure neighboring countries, who pass arms to Lebanon…
    • Seventh, and last of all, the March 14 forces address all Lebanese and confirm their commitment to the principles of the Cedar Revolution, from sovereignty to independence… and promise the Lebanese to continue the path. The use of violence will not save Lebanon… March 14 stands behind the constitutional Lebanese government, headed by PM Fouad Siniora.

18:54 AFP: Two people killed and two others injured in clashes in Khaldeh, south of Beirut.

18:45 Clashes reignite in Corniche al-Mazraa, Barbour, Tarik al-Jadidi and Jnah.

18:11 Heavy gunfire in the Al-Tell area of Tripoli.

18:07 Heavy gunfire in the Al-Tell area of Tripoli.

17:59 Two people reportedly killed and several injured during clashes between Talal Arslan’s supporters and al-Mustaqbal backers in Khaldeh.

17:50 One person reported killed and four wounded during clashes in Bekaa’s Bar Elias region.

17:40 Jumblat: Only the logic of the state leads to a solution.

17:38 Jumblat says he continues to negotiate with Berri and advised him to keep the talks on-going.

17:35 Jumblat: We have given instructions to the army to take charge of Progressive Socialist Party offices in sensitive areas for the protection of residents.

17:20 Former President Gemayel from Paris

  • Gemayel calls from Paris for resistance against the new situation in Beirut.
  • The recent events are dangerous, and they are a continuation of the coup the opposition began.
  • Hezbollah has crossed all red lines.
  • We want a dialogue, and we want the first article to be Hezbollah’s arms.
  • Hezbollah used its arms in Beirut.

17:11 Rockets are fired as armed clashes spread through Dohat Aramoun, Bshamoun, Khaldeh, the outskirts of Choeifat and An-Naameh.

16:20 Clashes spread in the area between Deir Qoubil and Bshamoun.

15:30 Future TV offices were on fire in Beirut’s Raouche district.

15:20 Kouchner says France will not passively watch Lebanon go to war. France advises it citizens in Lebanon to stay put.

14:55 Army reopens roads near Malloula roundabout in Tripoli.

14:51 Gunfire heard in Clemenceau.

14:40 The Tripoli International highway is being blocked.

13:20 March 14 meeting convenes at the Lebanese Forces headquarters in Maarab to discuss the necessary measures in light of Hezbollah’s invasion of Beirut.

13:15 The crackle of gunfire echoed over the municipality stadium in Beirut.

13:14 Gunmen stormed into the house of Mufti Jabal Amel Sayyed Ali al-Amin in Tyre.

13:13 AFP: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that the political crisis in Lebanon is an "internal matter" and called for it to be resolved through dialogue.

13:03 Minister Marwan Hamadeh calls on French President Nicolas Sarkozy to pressure Tehran and Damascus over Lebanon.

12:40 Gunmen from the Syrian Social Nationalist Party were seen deployed in Clemenceau.

12:26 MP Walid Jumblatt to LBC: I will be remaining at his house in Clemenceau. I will not leave “the heart of the capital.”

12:01 Saudi Ambassador in Lebanon Abdul Aziz Khoja denied media reports that he had called Prime Minister Fouad Siniora and asked him to resign immediately.

11:40 MEA announced it was suspending all outgoing and incoming flights to Beirut until midday Saturday.

11:31 Voice of Lebanon radio station: The Dahr Al-Baydar and Chtaura-Zahle roads have been reopened in both directions.

11:37 March 14 forces: The staff of the March 14 website have received direct threats from Hezbollah. This will neither terrorize us nor prevent us from freely expressing our opinions and informing Arab countries of the incidents occurring. The staff has taken all necessary measures to ensure continuing broadcasting, whether from Lebanon or abroad. 

11:31 MP Walid Jumblat has been evacuated from his Beirut home by army troops.

11:28 Al-Arabiya: Hezbollah gunmen are besieging the Grand Serail and the residence of MP Saad Hariri.

11:21 Residents of Beirut neighborhoods where fighting is taking place are evacuating.

11:20 The Lebanese army has reopened the seaside road near the Phoenicia Hotel after it was blocked by burning tires. 
  
 
11:19 Al-Arabiya Television: Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea says that an urgent meeting of March 14 leaders will be held today at noon in Maarab.

11:15 The Al-Mustaqbal managing editor was attacked by Hezbollah gunmen.

 

11:14 Fierce military confrontations are taking place in the area surrounding the Hariri mansion in Qoreitem.

11:05 Head of the Future News Channel’s Directorate Nadim Mounla to LBC: Hezbollah and Amal gunmen have entered the Future News building and cut cables and damaged broadcasting transmitters.

11:01 Former MP Fares Soueid to the Voice of Lebanon radio station: As the secretary general of March 14, I urgently call on all March 14 MPs, leaders and public figures to gather in the Lebanese Forces party headquarters in Maarab for an urgent meeting to discuss the necessary measures in light of Hezbollah’s invasion of Beirut.

10:56 Egyptian official to AFP: We cannot allow a force supported by Iran to control Lebanon.

10:31 MP Ghattas Khoury to the Voice of Lebanon radio station: I confirm that a rocket was shot at the Hariri mansion in Qoreitem amid continuing gunfire. 

10:25 Work stopped at Beirut port.

10:20 Saudi Arabia called for an urgent meeting of Arab foreign ministers to try to halt the violence in Lebanon.

10:17 An official Saudi source says Saudi Arabia supports the holding of an urgent Arab foreign ministers meeting in light of the dangerous escalation of the situation in Lebanon.

10:14 Al-Arabiya Television: MP Ammar Houri’s house is under the custody of the Lebanese army after it was stormed by Hezbollah gunmen.

09:57 Al-Arabiya Television: A rocket missile has been launched on Qoreitem.

09:30 Head of the Editors’ Syndicate Mohamed Al-Baalbeki to the Voice of Lebanon radio station: We will not tolerate the burning of offices of newspapers or television stations. The media is unified over this matter, which is considered the worst aggression against the freedom of citizens.

09:30 Head of the Editors’ Syndicate Mohamed Al-Baalbeki to the Voice of Lebanon radio station: We will not tolerate the burning of offices of newspapers or television stations. The media is unified over this matter, which is considered the worst aggression against the freedom of citizens. 

09:21 Al-Arabiya TV: Amal and Hezbollah gunmen are controlling Hamra, Verdun and Ras Beirut.

09:15 Al-Sharq radio, mouthpiece of al Mustaqbal movement, went off the air.

09:01 The Lebanese army is deploying around the residence of MP Walid Jumblatt in Clemenceau. 

08:58 VOL: Fire erupts in a storey of the Future Newspaper daily building.  

08:19 Director of the Future channel news Imad Assi to the LBC: We have decided to stop broadcasting after we received threats. The buildings are now within the custody of the Lebanese Army.

08:07 The broadcasting of the Future channel and the Future channel news has been disrupted.

07:16 am Calm in Saadnayel and Taalbaya after overnight clashes; and protestors blocked Masnaa road in retaliation for closure of airport highway.

07:14 Renewed clashes in Corniche Mazraa.

 

 

 



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