Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati called for an extraordinary meeting of the Central Security Council, this afternoon, after deaths and injuries were caused by the exchange of fire in the Tayouneh area.
In a statement, Mikati called for “not to be drawn into sedition for any reason,” noting that he and Army Commander General Joseph Aoun followed up on the measures taken by the army to control the situation in the Tayouneh-Adliya area and arrest the perpetrators of the attack, which led to injuries.
He said that he had contacted Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri for the same purpose, and followed up with the Ministers of Interior Bassam Mawlawi and Defense Maurice Selim of the situation, and requested an emergency meeting of the Central Security Council to discuss the situation.
It is noteworthy that the city of Beirut is witnessing clashes with heavy weapons, after an exchange of fire between the army and supporters of “Hezbollah” and “Amal Movement” who were gathering in the Tayouneh area, to head towards the Palace of Justice, where a sit-in was supposed to take place against the investigative judge in a port explosion Beirut, Judge Tariq Al-Bitar.
As a result, the supporters of the two parties responded to the source of the shooting, which led to armed clashes that spread to residential neighborhoods, while B7 shells were heard in the meantime.
The Presidency of the Lebanese Republic announced that President Michel Aoun had contacted Prime Minister Najib Mikati, the Ministers of Defense and Interior, and the Army Commander, and followed up with them the developments of the security situation in light of the events that occurred in the Tayouneh area and its suburbs, in order to address the situation in preparation for the necessary procedure and restore calm to the region.