The Army Command – Orientation Directorate issued the following statement:
The Army Command – Directorate of Orientation issued the following statement: “On 10/14/2021, while a number of protesters headed to the Adliya area for a sit-in, a dispute and exchange of fire occurred in the Tayouneh area – Badaro, which led to the killing of a number of citizens and wounding others.
Immediately, the army reinforced its deployment in the area, and conducted foot and motorized patrols.
They also raided a number of places in search of the shooters, and arrested nine people from both sides, including a Syrian.
Investigations began with the detainees under the supervision of the competent judiciary.
The army command made contacts with the concerned parties on both sides to contain the situation and prevent a slide towards strife, and the leadership reiterated its zero tolerance with any armed, while army units continue to deploy in the area to prevent renewed clashes.