Lebanon: Army determined to restore order

2012-10-22 14:33
Gallery  |  click on thumbnail to view larger image

Lebanon hit by violence

Lebanese police fired in the air and used teargas on Sunday to repel protesters trying to storm the premier's office amid calls for him to quit after a top security official was killed by a car bomb blamed on Syria.

Beirut - The Lebanese army is determined to restore order across the country, military command said on Monday, as violence hit parts of the capital and the northern port of Tripoli and troops came under fire.

The army is "committed to its role of stopping security breaches and maintaining civil order", a statement said.

"Recent developments prove decidedly that the country is going through a critical time, and the level of tension in some areas has reached unprecedented levels," it said.

The army will take "resolute measures, particularly in areas of mounting sectarian friction... to prevent the assassination of martyred General Wissam al-Hassan from being exploited as an opportunity to murder the nation as a whole."

Blamed on Syria

Hassan died in a car bomb attack on Friday widely blamed on Syria, and his death has prompted much of the violence since then.

The army stressed that "security is truly a red line, not only in words, as is the targeting of official institutions and infringement on the sanctity of public and private property".

It called on "citizens from all backgrounds and affiliations across Lebanon to exercise the highest degree of civic responsibility in these difficult times, and not let their emotions control the situation".

It added that demonstrators must leave any roads that were cut off.

The military command appealed to all political forces to be wary with their words and calls for mobilisation, "because the fate of the nation is at stake".

Read more on:    lebanon  |  syria  |  syria conflict  |  uprisings
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

This is what South Africans Googled in 2014!

Find out who and what South Africans were most curious about in 2014!

 
 

I love summer.24

This hilarious song is your new holiday anthem
The world's least visited destination is breathtaking!
LOL treadmill fail!
Google’s top searches of 2014

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

2DAYS ONLY – 30% off Appliances

Coffee makers, blenders, fans, juicers and more. T&Cs apply. Shop now!

2 DAYS ONLY – 40% off books

Get 40% off when you buy 2 books. For two days only! T&Cs apply. Buy now!

Up to 50% off on outdoor gear

Save on chairs, blankets, cooler bags, umbrellas and more. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Any chance to explore the distant shores of things yet to be found will fascinate you. The challenge is dealing with the issues...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.