Lebanon

Sniper Fire, Energa Rockets Disrupt Tripoli Calm, Arrest Warrants against Gunmen

The northern city of Tripoli witnessed on Saturday cautious calm that included sniper fire, a day after state Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr issued arrest warrants against militants engaged in the latest clashes between the neighborhoods of Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh.

Al-Manar Correspondent reported that that the atmosphere in the city was tenser than before, because of the sniper fire and the Energa rockets.

“It’s true that the intensity of the clashes has decreased. However the situation of the city has been tough because of the sniper fire and Energa rockets,” our correspondent Fadi Mansour said.

“The people are scared because they don’t know when a sniper fire or an Energa rocket will fall on their heads.”

Mansour added that one person from Jabal Mohsen, Shehade Qaddah, was killed and four others were wounded, noting that three people of Bab al-Tabbaneh were also wounded during the last night.

He said that Energa rockets hit vegetable market, “American” neighborhood, Abu Ali river and some streets in Jabal Mohsen.

The correspondent added that the Lebanese army was during the night responding to the sources of fire, saying that it was hard to know where the snipers have been positioned.

National News Agency, NNA, said that Friday clashes killed three people, including a Salafi Sheikh and injured 14 people, including seven soldiers.

Friday clashes re-erupted at dawn Friday, following the security meeting in Tripoli, which was headed by Prime Minister Najib Miqati, who urged the army to restore calm in the city.

SAQR ISSUES ARREST WARRANTS

Meanwhile, state Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr issued arrest warrants against gunmen involved in the clashes in the northern city of Tripoli.

On Friday, he ordered the military police, army intelligence, and Internal Security Forces to identify and arrest those involved in the latest unrest.

This includes all the gunmen who appeared on media outlets as part of the coverage of the events.

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