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U.S. officials have pledged renewed support for Lebanon's Army, saying it was the sole guarantor of stability days after a battle with supporters of a radical preacher in Sidon...Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday stressed his country's continued
Leading Salafist sheikhs in Tripoli have been noticeably quiet in the aftermath of the Sidon clashes, which rendered Sheikh Ahmad Assir a fugitive and landed many of his supporters behind bars. Tripoli-based observers hinted that this week's violent
As the Lebanese Army pursued the remnants of Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir's fighting force, and cleanup crews went to work clearing the rubble of the three-day battle that engulfed the Sidon suburb of Abra, Umm Khaled pleaded with officers for news of her
Lebanese Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said Tuesday he was thankful for the role the military played in ensuring national security despite huge losses. Lebanese forces captured a compound held by Sunni leader Ahmad Assir, who was barricaded along
Lebanese army crushed the rebellion of the armed extremists and took full control of the situation in the town of Saida, 40 km south of Beirut. As the commander of the army, General Jean Kahvadzhi, fulfilling their duty soldiers and
Caretaker Education Minister Hassan Diab announced Monday that the official Brevet exams in Sidon have been postponed to Sunday in light of the deteriorating security situation in the coastal city and urged the fighting parties to allow exams to
Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya MP Imad Hout said Monday his group denounces the attack against the Army in Sidon and called for an immediate cease-fire and evacuation of the allegedly armed apartments belonging to a pro- Hezbollah group. Al- Jamaa Al-Islamiya
At least six Lebanese soldiers were killed in a clash with Sunni militants in the port city of Sidon, the BBC reported. Army said the fighting broke out after supporters of the Sunni extremists opened fire on a checkpoint.
Fierce fighting between the Lebanese Army and supporters of a firebrand anti- Hezbollah sheikh in the south Lebanon city of Sidon raged for a second day Monday. Security sources said the Army tightened the noose around Sheikh Ahmad Assir and his some
Lebanese soldiers die in Syria-linked clashes in Sidon Lebanese soldiers have been trying to quell sectarian unrest caused by the Syrian war At least six Lebanese soldiers have been killed in clashes with Sunni militants in the port city of Sidon.