Lebanon declares national mourning day for soldiers

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Lebonan
Tuesday, 25 June 2013


tangThe Lebanese government has declared a national day of mourning to honor 16 soldiers killed in clashes with followers of the hard-line Takfiri Sheikh, Ahmad al-Assir.

The Lebanese troops also seized weapons, such as rocket launchers and machineguns inside the headquarters as well as military uniforms.

The army soldiers are now looking for Sheikh Assir, who is a staunch supporter of Takfiri militants in Syria.

More than 50 people were killed and scores of others injured in the deadly clashes in Sidon, Lebanon's third-largest city some 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Beirut.

The army said clashes erupted on Sunday after supporters of the Takfiri cleric opened fire without provocation on an army checkpoint in Abra, a neighborhood of the Sidon coastal city.

Lebanon army has pledged to fight until it ‘finishes with’ the radical sheikh.

Assir was unknown just two years ago, but he gained prominence as the spillover into Lebanon from the conflict in neighboring Syria has escalated. The cleric is believed to have hundreds of armed supporters in Sidon involved in the fighting.

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Beirut announced Tuesday as a day of mourning across the country, after two days of heavy clashes between army and armed supporters of the radical Sheikh in the southern city of Sidon.

Reports say that the Lebanese troops seized the full control of Sidon, the headquarters of the radical Sheikh.

The army found "dozens of bodies of armed men, wearing military fatigues with their weapons lying nearby,” according to a military source in the city.

The Lebanese troops also seized weapons, such as rocket launchers and machineguns inside the headquarters as well as military uniforms.

The army soldiers are now looking for Sheikh Assir, who is a staunch supporter of Takfiri militants in Syria.

More than 50 people were killed and scores of others injured in the deadly clashes in Sidon, Lebanon's third-largest city some 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Beirut.

The army said clashes erupted on Sunday after supporters of the Takfiri cleric opened fire without provocation on an army checkpoint in Abra, a neighborhood of the Sidon coastal city.

Lebanon army has pledged to fight until it ‘finishes with’ the radical sheikh.

Assir was unknown just two years ago, but he gained prominence as the spillover into Lebanon from the conflict in neighboring Syria has escalated. The cleric is believed to have hundreds of armed supporters in Sidon involved in the fighting.

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