Hezbollah Moves War Outside Beirut– 44 Dead …Tripoli Fights Back
The people of Tripoli, a Sunni stronghold in northern Lebanon, are fighting back against Iranian-backed Hezbollah and their Syrian-backed allies.
Images of Hezbollah terror leader Hassan Nasrallah were desecrated in Tripoli:
The Hezbollah offices were torched in Tripoli, Lebanon. FOX News has breaking video of the Hezbollah offices getting torched:
Supporters of the pro-government Future movement overturn a car belonging to the Shiite Hezbollah group in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. Fierce battles raged in northern Lebanon between rival clans on Sunday leaving at least one person dead even as the Hezbollah-led opposition handed control of the capital Beirut to the army. (AFP)
Hezbollah moved their attacks to the central mountains of Lebanon on Sunday.
The AP reported:
Heavy fighting broke out Sunday between supporters of Lebanon’s Western-backed government and opposition followers in the central mountains overlooking the capital, security officials said.
The violence came after overnight clashes in northern Lebanon left one woman dead, bringing the toll across the country for the past five days to 38 — the worst sectarian violence since Lebanon’s 1975-1990 civil war.
Sunday’s fighting between pro-government supporters of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt and Shiite gunmen started in Aytat around 2 p.m., involving exchanges of rocket and machine gunfire. There also were sporadic gunbattles in the eastern Bekaa Valley.
The streets of Beirut, the focus of bloody sectarian clashes between Sunnis and Shiites for four days, were largely deserted on Sunday, a day off in Lebanon. However, many roads remained blocked by the ongoing civil disobedience campaign.
CNN reported that 44 are dead in the violence.
From Beirut to the Beltway reported that Hezbollah is bombing areas of Aley forcing many residents to flee.
Sunni supporters of majority leader Saad Hariri hold a picture of slain former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, as they burn the contents of an office belonging to the Lebanese chapter of Syria ‘s ruling Arab Baath socialist party during clashes in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon, Saturday, May 10, 2008. (AP)
Michael Totten has more on the Third Civil War in Lebanon.
Sandmonkey has a must read including this on Hezbollah television:
OH MY GOD. I am in LOVEEEEEEEEEEE. This channel is great. Ignore the reporting for a second, and watch the Propaganda segments. It’s almost rude in the way it’s direct. I also love the segments where they show that the vacated offices of the FPM had “weapons”, never mind they are showing 2 handguns and an AK47, which is like the standard amount of guns inside any self-respecting Durzi guy’s car and doesn’t exactly constitute “an armed office of a militia”. It’s all bullsh*t, but that’s the beauty of Hezbollah: they don’t care that they are full of sh*t. They know they have a population that will eat it up regardless. Also, they have fantastic graphic work, reminds me of egyptian TV in the 80’s. I mean come on guys, we know u r backwards and stupid, but surely you can do much better in the media production value department, no?
Blacksmiths of Lebanon continues to have excellent coverage from Lebanon.
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