Economy - Abboud: Lebanon belongs to all not just to wealthy
 

Fri 11/05/2012 11:51

NNA - 11/5/2012 Tourism Minister Fadi abboud Friday said Beirut is in need of 4 and 3 stars hotels since the adopted promotion policy ought to touch people of different incomes in Lebanon.

"Lebanon belongs to all categories and not just to the wealthy," Abboud said during the inauguration of the Midtown hotel in Hamra, Beirut.

The Minister said that Lebanese tourism sector witnessed a 25% increase in the first four months of the current year.

"Lebanon is the safest country in the region and it is fully prepared to receive tourists," he concluded.
L.W.
 

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Economy - Sabonjian: for partnership with ESCWA to attain developmental aspirations
 

Wed 9/05/2012 20:47

NNA - 9/5/2012 Industry Minister Vrej Sabonjian underlined the importance of cementing partnership between ESCWA and Arab countries to attain Arab peoples' socio-economic and developmental aspirations, in accordance with each country's developmental priorities.

Minister Sabonjian chaired Lebanon's delegation to the 27th round of sessions by ESCWA which convened on Wednesday morning at ESCWA headquarters in Beirut.

The meeting took place by ESCWA Ministerial Committee, chaired by current session head, UAE Economy Minister Sultan Ben Saeed Al-Mansouri, in presence of heads of member delegations and ESCWA Executive Secretary Rima Khalaf.

Conferees discussed an array of items on session agenda, endorsing a series of recommendations including proposing a decision to "accept the inclusion of Tunisia, Libya and Morocco to the Committee membership."
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Security - Israeli planes violate Lebanon's air-space
 

Fri 11/05/2012 11:11

NNA - 11/5/2012- Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:" On Thursday 10/5/2012 at 10:10 am, an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated Lebanese air-space from above Nakoura village, executed circular flight over the south regions; and then left at 09:20 pm from above Kafrkila village.

And at 10:25 am, another Israeli plane violated Lebanese air-space on a low altitude from above Kafrkila village, executed a circular flight, and then left towards the occupied territories.
L.Y.R.

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Security - 37 detained for criminal acts
 

Fri 11/05/2012 10:22

NNA - 11/5/2012- Internal Security Forces, in the frame of fulfilling its duties in maintaining security and fighting crime of different kinds, detained, on 10/5/2012, 37 persons for committing various crimes involving robberies, beggary, running away from the army, drug related crimes, opening fire, threatening, illegal residency, attacking and injuring people and bouncing check on different Lebanese territories.

L.Y.R

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Security - (update) # Fire erupts in carpet factory
 

Fri 11/05/2012 10:16

NNA - 11/5/2012 Firefighters rushed on Friday to douse a blaze that erupted at a carpet factory in the town Safra, the National News Agency correspondent reported.

Fire flames burst from the building's second floor.

Red Cross members rescued 5 workers who suffered suffocation of heavy flames.

NNA correspondent also reported that the western part of the building started collapsing due to the fire severity.

L.W.
 

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Security - # Fire erupts in carpet factory
 

Fri 11/05/2012 09:40

NNA - 11/5/2012 Firefighters rushed on Friday to douse a blaze that erupted at a carpet factory in the town Safra, the National News Agency correspondent reported.

Fire flames burst from the building's second floor.
L.W.
 

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Security - (UPDATED) Cheer fire heard in Wata- Mseitbeh celebrating football team's victory
 

Fri 4/05/2012 21:12

NNA - 04/05/2012 - Heavy gunfire has been heard in Wata Al- Mseitbeh on Friday afternoon, celebrating Safa football team's victory over Nejmeh team in Lebanon's football championship, National News Agency reporter said.
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Security - # Heavy gunfire heard between Tarik Jadida, Corniche Mazraa
 

Fri 4/05/2012 20:50

NNA - 04/05/2012 - Heavy fire shooting has been heard between Tarik Jadida and Corniche Mazraa on Friday evening, National News Agency correspondent said.
R.H.

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Security - Israeli troops move works to northern side of Fatima Gate
 

Fri 4/05/2012 19:10

NNA - 4/5/2012 - Israeli forces moved today border wall building works from the southern side to the northern side of Fatima Gate, after the Lebanese Army objected to yesterday's violation by Israel of the Blue Line, National News Agency correspondent reported on Friday.

Israeli troops exceeded the Blue Line yesterday by some 65 centimeters as they were carrying on border wall building works in the vicinity of Fatima Gate in Kafr Kila, and even tried to stretch the wall to non-consented limits, as noticed by officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces.
The Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major General Paolo Serra, deemed such move as "a blatant violation."

The Lebanese Army had downsized in the afternoon its deployment and security measures off the Israeli works along the Kafr Kila-Aadaisseh way in the northern side of Fatima Gate, in a move that suggested the Lebanese party's objection to the Israeli violation.

But UNIFIL interference managed to address the issue, and the Lebanese Army deployed again along the aforementioned way to guarantee the security and safety of Lebanese passengers.
The Israeli troops, for their part, continued to stack concrete blocks, as part of the separation border wall building works.

Israel began construction of the separation wall Monday. Four-high-meter concrete blocks, topped by fencing and barbed wire, are to replace the fence currently in use. Israeli officials say the wall is intended to protect residents of the border town of Metulla off Kafr Kila.

 

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Security - New Israeli breach of Blue Line in Shebaa
 

Fri 4/05/2012 15:55

NNA - 4/5/2012 - An Israeli military force violated this afternoon the Blue Line in Shehel area in Shebaa, National News Agency correspondent reported on Friday.

In details, seven armed soldiers left their post in Jabal Saddaneh and Roueissat Al-Alam, and infiltrated into Shehel prefecture towards the Lebanese territories, where they stood combating posture among a sheep herd.

A patrol of the Indian UNIFIL contingent rushed to the scene to keep tabs on the Israeli soldiers, at a time when the Lebanese Armed Forces continued to watch the Israeli mobilizations from a nearby location.

 

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Security - Gun fire exchange between Jabal Mohsen and Ban Tabaneh
 

Fri 4/05/2012 11:05

NNA - 4/5/2012 - Reports said exchange of gun fire between Jabal Mohsen and Bab Tabaneh areas took place on Friday, prompting the Lebanese army to conduce patrols in the scene of the clashes to put an end to the shooting.
O.H

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Security - 58 detained for criminal acts
 

Fri 4/05/2012 10:06

NNA - 4/5/2012- Internal Security Forces, in the frame of fulfilling its duties in maintaining security and fighting crime of different kinds, detained, on 3/5/2012, 58 persons for committing various crimes involving robberies, illegal calls, theft by force of weapon, selling stolen cars, running away, drug related crimes, opening fire, illegal residency, counterfeiting money, attacking and injuring people and bouncing check on different Lebanese territories.

L.Y.R

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Security - Contractual bill collectors prevent EDL staff from entering building
 

Fri 4/05/2012 08:40

NNA - 4/5/2012 - Contractual electricity bill collectors prevented Electricite du Liban's staff from entering their offices in Kornish al Nahr this morning in an attempt to pressure officials to establish them in their positions officially and offer them benefits.

Immediately, Internal Security Forces rushed to the EDL's headquarters to prevent any riot.
O.H

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Security - Israeli army violates Blue Line as it builds border wall
 

Thu 3/05/2012 19:18

NNA - 3/5/2012 - Israeli troops exceeded the Blue Line Thursday by some 65 centimeters as they were carrying on border wall building works in the vicinity of Fatima Gate in Kafr Kila.

National News Agency correspondent reported today that Israeli forces carried cement walls as part of underway works to erect the 6-meter-high separation wall on borders with Lebanon.

Israeli soldiers even tried to extend the wall to non-consented limits, as noticed by officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces.

The breach prompted the Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major General Paolo Serra, to visit the site and contact the coordination team present on the Israeli side.

He deemed such move as "a blatant violation."

Construction works stopped later for about an hour.

Israel began construction of the separation wall Monday. Four-high-meter concrete blocks, topped by fencing and barbed wire, are to replace the fence currently in use.

Israeli officials say the wall, stretching from the former Jidar al-Tayyib Gate to the Fatima Gate crossing, is intended to protect residents of the border town of Metulla off Kafr Kila.

 

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Security - Rifi briefs Charbel on Geagea's assassination attempt investigation
 

Thu 3/05/2012 18:31

NNA - 03/05/2012 Interior and Municipalities Minister, Marwan Charbel, convened Thursday with Director General of Internal Security Forces, Major General Ashraf Rifi, to discuss latest results of investigations into attempted murder of head of the Lebanese Forces, Samir Geagea.

On the 4th of April 2012 gunshots were heard in Geagea's Meehrab's residence. Geagea's security forces scouted the area, and found shells belonging to a 12.7 caliber sniper rifle. Geagea said he was walking outside in the garden surrounding his mansion when a sniper or snipers took aim at him, missing him as he bent over to pick a flower.

The high-ranking security officials surveyed the evidence collected from the scene of the crime as further investigations pressed on.

R.Z.

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Security - Army arrests Fnaideq murderers
 

Thu 3/05/2012 18:06

NNA - 03/05/2012 A unit from the Lebanese army apprehended Thursday two men responsible for yesterday's murders in Fnaideq village of Aakar, north Lebanon, said a statement by Lebanese Armed Forces Orientation Directorate.

Two people were killed and five others wounded on Wednesday as a dispute between two families erupted into a full-blown armed clash. Brothers Ahmed and Khaldoun al-Tarsha were killed and their father Mohammed and brother Ali were wounded in an exchange of gunfire between members from the families of Taleb and al-Kik.

Intensive investigations led the army into Mount Qamouha where Ali Mohammad al-Kik, and Mohamad Ali al-Kik were hiding from authorities due to their heavy involvement in the murders.

R.Z.

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Security - Ammunition detonation in Kolayaat
 

Thu 3/05/2012 14:52

NNA - 3/5/2012 - Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:

" On 3/5/2012 between 01:00 pm and 13:00 pm, a unit of the army will detonate useless ammunition in the vicinity of Kolayaat airbase."
L.Y.R.

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Security - Ammunition detonation in Baalbek
 

Thu 3/05/2012 13:18

NNA - 3/5/2012 - Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:
" On 3/5/2012 between 11:00 am and 12:00 noon, a unit of the army will detonate useless ammunition in Al-Taybeh detonation field, Baalbek."

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Security - 55 detained for criminal acts
 

Wed 2/05/2012 11:28


NNA - 2/5/2012- Internal Security Forces during fulfilling its duties in maintaining security and fighting crime of different kinds detained, on 30/4/ and 1/5/2012, 55 persons for committing various crimes involving robberies, drug related crimes, illegal residency, attacking and injuring, bouncing check, driving a car with fake plate , threatening, opening fire on different Lebanese territories.

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Security - IDF carries out military exercises at border: UNIFIL
 

Tue 1/05/2012 16:25

NNA - 01/05/2012 UN spokesperson Andrea Tennetti said Tuesday that the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) is holding military training at its side of the border, and has previously informed the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) of said process.

Following due procedures, the UNIFIL in turn notified the Lebanese Army.

R.Z.

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Security - Israeli planes survey Lebanon
 

Tue 1/05/2012 14:42

NNA - 01/05/2012 Lebanese Armed Forces Orientation Directorate issued a statement Tuesday tracking Israeli infringement over Lebanon's airspace.

At 15:30 Monday a reconnaissance plane flew into Lebanon from the occupied territories and effectuated flights over the south. It left at 18:10, only to be followed by a similar hostile craft at 18:45. The plane flew over Shouf area and the south, then left at 23:30 via Naqoura air-route.

R.Z.

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Security - Four arrested for faking EU visas
 

Tue 1/05/2012 12:35

NNA - 01/05/2012 General Security forces apprehended Tuesday four people on charges of forging visas to Europe.

Lengthy investigation by the information office of the General Security into the suspicious activities of four culprits led to the arrest after reconnaissance operations showed evidence that the said four were falsifying visas for Lebanese people bound to European countries.

Further investigation is underway to uncover all involved in this fraud.

R.Z.

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Security - Policeman and uncle gunned down in Baalbek
 

Tue 17/04/2012 09:44

NNA - 17/4/2012 - Citizen Mohammed Bakbook and his nephew policeman Mohammed Akeed Saleh were gunned down in their Mercedes by armed elements in a Nissan car in Ras al Aine area in Baalbek.

Security sources told NNA that Bakbook died instantly while the policeman passed away in the hospital.

Another person who was shot in his legs was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Sources said that the security forces have identified the culprits, adding that one of the attackers had personal dispute the uncle of the policeman.

In another incident, unidentified men fired a rocket propelled grenade on a house in Shartounah area in Baalbek.
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Security - An enemy plane violates Southern airspace
 

Mon 16/04/2012 22:25

NNA - 16/4/2012 - Lebanese Army Command - Guidance Directorate - issued a communiqu� Monday evening, in which it indicated that at 11:00 a.m., an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated Lebanese airspace over the Southern town of Al-Naqoura. The Israeli plane flew in circular manner over various areas in the South and then left at the hour 18:30 while flying over the aforementioned area.
 

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Security - 4 Israeli planes breach national airspace
 

Mon 16/04/2012 19:27

NNA - 16/4/2012 - Lebanese Army Command - Guidance Directorate - issued a communiqu� Monday evening, in which it indicated that at noon today, 4 Israeli warplanes violated the Lebanese airspace over the Southern town of Kfarkila. The enemy warplanes conducted circular flights over various Lebanese areas, and then left Lebanese skies at the hour 13:45 as they flew over the town of Alma El-Shaeb in South Lebanon.
 

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Security - Man mugged in Furn Chubak
 

Mon 16/04/2012 11:28

NNA - 16/04/2012 A man was robbed under gunpoint at dawn Monday by two assailants riding a small motorcycle, NNA correspondent reported.

Elie Al-Rfouty was parking his car in Lateef Street, Furn Chubak locality in Beirut, when two men jumped him and threatened him with a firearm to hand over his possessions.

The culprits got away with 180 thousand Lebanese Liras, a little over $100, and the victim's phone.

R.Z.

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Security - Journalist attacked on Damour highway
 

Sun 15/04/2012 11:52

NNA - 15/04/2012 Unidentified goons opened fire Saturday night at the car of journalist Mustafa Mustafa Jeha, who survived the attack, while driving on Damour-Jiyeh Highway, near Oceana beach resort, NNA reporter said Sunday.

Jeha, 26, told police that gunmen riding a black Mercedes chased him on the highway before opening fire on his silver-colored Mercedes. Six bullets reportedly punctured the journalist's car.
 

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Security - Israeli drones breach Lebanese airspace
 

Sun 15/04/2012 11:29

NNA - 15/04/2012 Two Israeli reconaissance planes entered Lebanese airspace Saturday at 6:55 a.m., according to a statement by Lebanese Army Orientation Directorate.

The drone flew over Bekaa, then left at 6:25 p.m.

At 1:10 a.m. another similar hostile aircraft breached UN resolution 1701 and entered Lebanese airspace via Kfar Killa town, then flew over Chouf and south areas. The drone left at 2:05 a.m.

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Security - Enemy planes roam Lebanese skies
 

Fri 13/04/2012 19:50

NNA - 13/4/2012 - Lebanese Army Command - Guidance Directorate issued a communiqu� Friday, in which it indicated that at the hour 20:40 yesterday, an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated the Lebanese airspace over the Southern town of Al-Naqoura. The enemy plane flew in circular manner over the areas of Riyaq and Baalbek, and then left at 12:45 today while flying over the town of Kfarkila in the South.
Furthermore, at the hour 10:20 a.m. Friday, two Israeli warplanes violated the Lebanese airspace over Kfarkila. The enemy planes conducted circular flights over various Lebanese regions and then left at 11:20 a.m. as they were flying over Al-Naqoura.
 

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Security - Stale juice discovered in Batroun
 

Fri 13/04/2012 14:39

NNA - 13/4/2012- Bottles of stale juice were discovered in the Batroun village of Rasnhash early today NNA field reporters said.

Upon laboratory examination, the juice turned out stale and harmful to human especially children consumption.

The local commercial agent of the company was taken in by the police for questioning.

On the other hand , local municipal head Ihab Kalaoun, urged the authorities concerned to check on the exporting countries of origin to trace the coming into the country of bad materials .
 

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Security - Man shot to death in Shiyah
 

Fri 13/04/2012 12:28

NNA - 13/4/2012- An 88- year- old man was found shot to death with a bullet wound to his head in the southern Beirut neighborhood of Shiyah.
A 0.12mm shotgun was found next to the body local NNA field reporters said.

In the southern Beirut neighborhood of Kfarshima, local laboratory technicians reported an unidentified assailant making away with their pocket money after holding them at gunpoint for a certain time.

Kfarshima gendarmerie are investigating.

G.G/N.AF

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Security - (UPDATE) Two injured in Ghobeiry standoff
 

Thu 12/04/2012 21:51

NNA - 12/04/2012 - A standoff which had erupted between Fadel and Masri families in Ghobeiry, leading to a fire exchange, left two people wounded, National News Agency correspondent said on Thursday.

Lebanese Army forces duly arrived to the scene and are currently putting things under control.
R.H.

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Security - Standoff leads to fire exchange in Ghobeiry
 

Thu 12/04/2012 21:42

NNA - 12/04/2012 - A standoff which had erupted between Fadel and Masri families in Ghobeiry on Thursday lead to a fire exchange, National News Agency correspondent said.

Lebanese Army forces duly arrived to the scene and are currently putting things under control.
R.H.

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Security - New Israeli breach over South, Beirut
 

Thu 12/04/2012 19:40

NNA - 12/4/2012 - An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated, at 9:15 am today, the Lebanese airspace off Alma Shaab village, and left at 12:05 pm from above Rmeish after effectuating circular flights over the South, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Thursday.

The Army also detected a spying jet affiliated to the Israeli enemy as leaving the Lebanese airspace off Rmeish at 10:30 this morning.

The plane had entered the airspace at 9:30 pm yesterday over Alma Shaab and carried out the usual u-shaped maneuver above the South and Beirut.
 

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Security - Israeli shooting at Shebaa Farms- liberated regions borderline
 

Thu 12/04/2012 12:12

NNA - 12/04/2012 - An Israeli foot patrol supported by several army personnel carriers carried out today (Thursday) morning a wide military operation at the borderline of Shebaa Farms with the liberated regions and along the line between Rimta site and that of El-Marsed.

Sporadic fire shots were heard accompanied with an unmanned reconnaissance plane flight over the occupied Farms and Aarkoub villages, National News Agency correspondent in Aarkoub, Taher Abou Hamdan, reported.

L.Y.R

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Security - Army detonates ammunition in Aaytat
 

Thu 12/04/2012 10:57

NNA - 12/04/2011- Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:
" On 12/04/2011 between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, a unit of the Army will detonate useless ammunition in the vicinity of Aaytat- Aley village."

L.Y.R.

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Security - 65 detained for criminal acts
 

Thu 12/04/2012 10:34

NNA - 12/4/2012- Internal Security Forces, in the frame of fulfilling its duties in maintaining security and fighting crime of different kinds, detained, on 11/4/2012, 65 persons for committing various crimes involving robberies, drug related crimes, illegal residency, prostitution, forging death certificate, Internet hacking, illegal car plates, bouncing check, illegal entry, counterfeiting money, accident and causing death and attacking people on different Lebanese territories.
L.Y.R

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Security - Israeli reconnaissance plane violates south air-space
 

Thu 12/04/2012 10:24

NNA - 12/4/2012- Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:" On Wednesday 12/4/2012 at 8:30 am, an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated Lebanese air-space from above Aalma village, executed circular flight over the south, then left at 2:35 pm from above Rmeish village.
L.Y.R

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Tue 10/04/2012 19:38

NNA - 10/4/2012 - Four warplanes affiliated to the Israeli enemy violated, at 9:35 am today, the Lebanese airspace off Kafr Kela and Aitaroun villages in the South, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Tuesday.

The jets left at 11:05 from above Rmeish village after effectuating the usual circular maneuver over the different Lebanese regions.
 

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Security - Intensive Israeli flight over Shebaa Farms, Aarkoub regions
 

Tue 10/04/2012 12:07

NNA - 10/4/2012- Military Israeli planes executed since 10:00 a.m today (Tuesday) circular flight over occupied Shebaa Farms and Golan and nearby Aarkoub regions, National News Agency correspondent in Shebaa Farms, Taher Abou Hamdan, reported.

The report added that more than 6 jet planes participated in the above mentioned intensive flight accompanied with enemy maneuvers over the line from Al-Ghajar Al-Wazzani axes until Sheikh Mountain hills where tank and foot patrols were seen in the vicinity of Al-Ghajar village on the Lebanese side.
Similar maneuvers were registered on the northern side of Al-Dahra site; moreover, Merkava tanks were seen moving all over the line that connects the enemy's occupation sites in Ramta, Al-Simmaka and Al-Alam hills.

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Security - Israeli planes violate Lebanon's air-space
 

Tue 10/04/2012 11:33

NNA - 10/4/2012- Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:" On Monday 9/4/2012 at 6:55 am, an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated Lebanese air-space from above Alma Al-Shaab village, executed circular flight over Beirut and south regions, and then left at 11:45 pm from above Al-Nakoura village.

And at 10:15 pm, another Israeli reconnaissance plane violated Lebanese air-space from above Al-Nakoura village, executed a circular flight over Jbeil and Beirut regions, and then left at 1: 05 am from above the said village.
 

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Security - 106 detained for criminal acts
 

Tue 10/04/2012 10:46

NNA - 10/4/2012- Internal Security Forces, in the frame of fulfilling its duties in maintaining security and fighting crime of different kinds, detained, on 7,8 and 9/4/2012, 106 persons for committing various crimes involving robberies, drug related crimes, attempt of killing ,selling spoiled commodities , illegal residency, prostitution, counterfeiting money, causing death and attacking and injuring people, on different Lebanese territories.
L.Y.R/ N.AF

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Security - An enemy plane violates Lebanese skies
 

Mon 9/04/2012 23:30

NNA - 9/4/2012 - Lebanese Army Command - Guidance Directorate - issued a communiqu� Monday evening, in which it indicated that at the hour 22:35 yesterday, an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated the Lebanese airspace over the Southern town of Al-Naqoura. The enemy plane flew in circular manner over various regions in the South, Beirut and its suburbs, and then left at the hour 16:05 while flying over the aforementioned town.
 

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Security - NTV Cameraman dead reporter injured
 

Mon 9/04/2012 16:19


NNA - 9/4/2012- An NTV vehicle came under fire at a Wadi KHaled Syro-Lebanese border crossing with cameraman Ali Cheeban reportedly killed while filming the Syrian side of the border , also injured was in reporter Hussein Khoreiss who is being currently hospitalized at Kobeiat hospital.

A Lebanese army patrol rushed to the scene and investigated the circumstances of the attack.

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Security - Israeli plane violates Lebanese airspace
 

Mon 9/04/2012 11:34

NNA - 09/04/2012 An Israeli reconnaissance plane breached Lebanese airspace at 7:50 a.m. Sunday, according to a statement by Lebanese Army Orientation Directorate.

The hostile aircraft entered via Naqoura airspace, south Lebanon, and surveyed entire southern region before leaving at 06:30 p.m. following the same route.

R.Z.

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Security - Fresh Israeli breach of Lebanese air space
 

Sun 8/04/2012 16:08

NNA - April 8, 2012 - An Israeli remote-control pilotless spy drone overflew southern Lebanese territory effecting a U-Shaped maneuver all over the South, the Bekaa and Greater Beirut area before returning to base within the occupied zone

This, according to an announcement by Yarzeh based Army Guidance department spokesperson who indicated that the Israeli breach of Lebanese air space lasted for two hours.
 

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Security - Bus Casualties; One Killed-three Injured
 

Sat 7/04/2012 17:10


NNA - 07/04/2012 - Bus casualty toll in the Jousiyyeh armed attack has mounted to one passenger killed and three injured. They've been hospitalized at local hospitals
This, according to NNA field reporters in Hermel who disclosed Deputy Nawwar Sahili and others checked on casualties in their respective hospital today.
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Security - Bus Strafed on Syrian Side; Scores Injured
 

Sat 7/04/2012 14:22

NNA - 07/04/2012 - A busload of pilgrims destined to the holy sites in Iraq, reportedly came under fire on the Syrian side of the border-crossing of Jousiyyeh. Scores were injured and hospitalized with no immediate word on their health condition or the identity of the attackers!

G.G./R.K.

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Security - Gunmen and soldier injured in shoot-out in South
 

Fri 6/04/2012 17:27

NNA - 06/04/2012 - A gunmen and an army soldier were injured in a shoot-out near a local relay station near the locality of Sultaniyeh South Lebanon.

An army Jeep was lightly hit by gunfire before soldiers could return the fire.

The gunmen was arrested and interrogated, sources in Yarzed Based Army-Guidance Department announced today.

 

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Security - Stringent Security at Churches and Shopping Malls
 

Fri 6/04/2012 16:32

NNA - 06/04/2012 - Stringent security has been mounted at churches and various shopping centers all over the country at the advent of Good Friday and Easter today.

This, according to an announcement by Yarzeh-based Army Guidance Department spokesperson indicating that extra measures were adopted to ensure public safety and security on Good Friday and Easter. Measures included fixed and mobile road blocks, patrolling and other less conspicuous observation posts.
G.G./R.K.

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Security - Protesters Block Baddawi Highway
 

Fri 6/04/2012 15:28

N.N.A. April 6, 2012 Protesters blocked the Baddawi-Tripoli highway to traffic and demanded a quick release of suspected Islamists behind bars without trial for four years now.

Taking to the street amid the ritual burning of tires, protesters exclaimed as to why and, under what legal criteria Mossad agent Fayez Karam gets released while their Islamist relatives continue to languish in prison without trial ?!

Slogans foisted by demonstrators accused the Lebanese court system of double-standard and sarcastically congratulated Karam for his release; they also called on the authorities to execute all jailed Islamists.

An Islamist cleric behind Roumyeh prison bars Khaled Sayf, urged protesters via phone to keep up their jihad in order to champion justice and help the meek and the oppressed- something which his group did and duly merited imprisonment. He accused the authorities of double standard.

Another cleric demonstrator Sami Hajj, spoke in the same vein about the need for releasing Islamists as the authorities did to the Israeli spy Karam.

Army and police looked on and made no attempt to dislodge protesters with the event reportedly tapering off without major incidents or casualties.

G.G./R.K.

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Security - Man shot numerous times admitted to Tyre hospital
 

Fri 6/04/2012 11:21

NNA - 06/04/2012 A man was rushed to hospital in the southern city of Tyre, after suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his head and legs, NNA correspondent reported.

Jaafar Mohammad Yassine, born 1963, received numerous bullets to his body and was taken to Jabal Aamel Hospital for treatment. A probe into the incident has begun, while reasons behind it remain ambiguous.
 

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Security - Army: Israeli warplane violates Lebanese airspace
 

Thu 5/04/2012 22:16

NNA - 4/4/2012 - An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated the Lebanese airspace at 19.10 pm yesterday from above the town of Naqoura, effectuating u-turn maneuvers off the south, Riaq and Baalbeck, a communiqu� by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Thursday.

The jet then left at 12.40pm today from above Alma Shaab.
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Security - Israeli reconnaissance plane violates Lebanon air-space
 

Thu 5/04/2012 10:23

NNA - 5/4/2012- Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:" On Wednesday 4/4/2012 at 6:15 pm, an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated Lebanese air-space from above Yaroun village, executed circular flight over the south and West Bekaa areas, then left at 8:30 pm from above Alma Al-Shaab village.
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Security - Security forces round up 57 people for criminal acts
 

Thu 5/04/2012 10:02

NNA - 05/04/2012 - The Lebanese Security Forces rounded up on Thursday 57 people accused of different criminal acts, a statement by the Internal Security Forces said.

11 have been arrested on charges of theft, 9 for drug trafficking, 3 for horseplay, 2 for passing bad checks and 19 others for different crimes.
R.H.

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Security - Army detects new Israeli air violations
 

Wed 4/04/2012 14:25

NNA - 4/4/2012 - A reconnaissance plane affiliated to the Israeli enemy violated the Lebanese airspace at 11:00 am yesterday and flew over the sea west Sidon, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Wednesday.

The jet effectuated the usual u-shaped maneuver off Beirut, Hermel, and the Cedars regions, and then left at 6:30 this morning from above Alma Shaab.
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Security - LF: Gunfire toward Maarab
 

Wed 4/04/2012 13:35

NNA - 4/4/2012 - "Wednesday April 4, 2012, at 11:33 am, gunfire was launched toward Maarab (LF leader Samir Geagea's residence). Security forces assigned to protect the residence rushed to the scene of the shooting at once to discover blank cartridges of a sniper rifle, type 12.7. Concerned security apparatus were contacted immediately to start their investigations in the incident," according to the Lebanese Forces press office.
D.K.

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Security - Corpse in Akaybeh and Syrian electrocuted in Choyafat
 

Wed 4/04/2012 08:56

NNA - 4/4/2012 - Citizen Antonious Rached Sarkis' body was found drenched with blood and especially in the head in Akaybeh town.

A hunting rifle was found next to the body and the fingerprints in the shot gun matched those of the deceased.

Meanwhile, a Syrian worker was electrocuted to death as he tried to climb one of the electricity poles to illegally connect a cable in Choyafat town.

The body was taken to a morgue.
O.H

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Tue 3/04/2012 16:56

NNA - 3/4/2012 - Three Israeli reconnaissance planes violated, since 11:55 am yesterday, violated the Lebanese airspace off Alma Shaab and Naqoura villages, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Tuesday.
It added that the jets respectively left at 6:20 pm towards the occupied territories after effectuating circular flights over the South.
 

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Security - Israeli maneuvers in Chebaa
 

Tue 3/04/2012 13:17

NNA - 3/4/2012 - Israeli army staged a maneuver with live ammunition within occupied Chebaa Farms today (Tuesday) before noon, National News Agency correspondent in Arkoub Taher Abu Hamdan reported.

Armor personnel carriers, heavy artilleries and helicopters participated in the maneuver, the report mentioned. Random heavy explosions were heard in the nearby Arkoubian villages, for more than one hour and a half during which occupied Golan and the Farms air-space witnessed intensive flight of Israeli helicopters and reconnaissance planes.

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Security - # Three soldiers wounded in Baalbek
 

Tue 3/04/2012 11:18


NNA - 3/4/2012 - The Lebanese army managed to arrest one of the armed elements who were involved in the shooting of an army patrol in Baalbek that caused the injury of three soldiers.

A statement by the army command said an army unit came under fire from Shartouneh street in Baalbek as it was trying to arrest a number of wanted individuals who sought refuge in the house of a female lawyer who tried to prevent the patrol from carrying out its duties and has even incited the armed elements to resist the army.

The soldiers opened fire on the source of the shooting and encircled the area.

Three soldiers suffered wounds as result of the clashes, one of whom was in a critical condition.

The detained armed element had 30 arrest warrants against him and was involved in armed robberies, car theft and drug dealing.

The army is still pursuing the remaining wanted armed men.
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Security - 57 detained for criminal acts
 

Tue 3/04/2012 10:04

NNA - 3/4/2012- Internal Security Forces, in the frame of fulfilling its duties in maintaining security and fighting crime of different kinds, detained, on 2/4/2012, 57 persons for committing various crimes involving robberies, drug related crimes, opening fire, illegal residency, prostitution, counterfeiting money, causing death, attacking and attacking and injuring people and harassment of an adolescent on different Lebanese territories.
L.Y.R

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Security - # Army soldiers wounded in shooting in Baalbek
 

Tue 3/04/2012 08:29

NNA - 3/4/2012 - Three soldiers were wounded this morning when their patrol came under fire from Shartoneh neighborhood in Baalbek.

Immediately, the army beefed up its forces in this area and carried out raids to arrest the shooters.

The incident occurred after the army succeeded in arresting the most dangerous wanted man in the same neighborhood.
O.H

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Security - Syrians arrested in Rouayes and Shatila
 

Mon 2/04/2012 10:20

NNA - 2/4/2012 - The Internal Security Forces arrested Syrian national Mohammed al Mahmoud, born in 1985, for ramming and killing in his car a four old boy in Rouayes.

The security forces also arrested another Syrian national, born in 1950, for stabbing his two daughters in Shatila area.

Police said that the assailant is suffering from mental disorder disease which makes him lose control and become totally disoriented.

The two critically wounded women are undergoing treatment at an intensive care unit in the hospital.
O.H

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Security - Hostile Israeli planes violate Lebanon's airspace
 

Sun 1/04/2012 12:21

NNA - 01/04/2012 The Lebanese Army Orientation Directorate issued a statement Sunday detailing recurrent Israeli violations of Lebanon's airspace.

At 21:35 on Saturday an Israeli reconnaissance plane entered Lebanon via Shebaa Farms route, and flew over south and Bekaa regions. The plane left at 6:30 Sunday morning.

R.Z.

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Security - Three soldiers wounded in Tripoli shooting
 

Sun 1/04/2012 11:17


NNA - 01/04/2012 Unidentified goons opened fire Saturday night at an army checkpoint in Tripoli, North of the country, injuring three soldiers, NNA correspondent reported Sunday.
The shooting took place at a checkpoint located between rival neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen.
R.Z.
 

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Security - Ain Helweh gunrunning thwarted by Army
 

Sat 31/03/2012 16:22

NNA - 31/03/2012 - An army roadblock at the entrance of Ain Helweh refugee camp near Saida stopped a car laden with a number of automatic rifles, ammunitions and anti-tank missiles bound for an undisclosed destination.

The driver was detained for questioning and would be handed over to a special court to handle his trial, sources close to Yarzeh Army Department of Guidance disclosed today.

G.G./P.BC.
 

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Security: Double Israeli Breaches of Air Space over South
 

Sat 31/03/2012 12:28

NNA - 31/3/2012 - Israeli pilotless remote-controlled spy drones effected a couple of over flights over most of South Lebanon before returning to base within the occupied zone.

This, according to a military communique by Yarzeh-based Army Directorate for Guidance spokesperson who indicated that the Israeli breach of south Lebanese airspace lasted well over than a total of 12 hours.
 

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Security - 50 detained for criminal acts
 

Fri 30/03/2012 10:10

NNA - 30/3/2012- Internal Security Forces, in the frame of fulfilling its duties in maintaining security and fighting crime of different kinds, detained, on 29/3/2012, 50 persons for committing various crimes involving robberies, drug related crimes, opening fire, illegal residency, prostitution, counterfeiting money, accident and causing death and attacking people on different Lebanese territories.
L.Y.R.
 

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Security - Israeli patrols along Shebaa borders
 

Thu 29/03/2012 17:09

NNA - 29/3/2012 - The National News Agency correspondent in Hasbaya reported Thursday unusual movements by the Israeli Occupation Army along the borders of occupied Shebaa farms contiguous to the liberated zone from Ghajar to Jabal Sheikh heights.

Patrols of infantry units and armored vehicles also roamed the prefecture, while an unmanned air vehicle roved the space over the barbed wire and nearby Arqoub villages.

Earlier today, a series of blasts and fire shots were heard from inside the occupied farms.

Today's mobilizations came one day after a tripartite meeting at a UN outpost at Ras al-Naqoura crossing, which featured high on the wide array of Israeli violations of the Lebanese sovereignty.

The meeting was chaired by the Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) General Paolo Serra and attended by top officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces and Israel Defense Forces.
 

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Security - Serra chairs regular tripartite meeting in Naquora - UNIFIL
 

Wed 28/03/2012 19:59

NNA - 28/03/2012 - The Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Major-General Paolo Serra, today chaired a regular tripartite meeting with senior officials from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) at the UN Position at Ras Al Naqoura crossing.

During the meeting, issues relevant to the implementation of UN Security Council resolution 1701 were discussed, including the situation along the Line of Withdrawal (Blue Line), the ongoing visible marking of the Blue Line, violations and incidents as well as the issue of withdrawal of Israeli forces from northern Ghajar.

Also on the agenda was a discussion on maritime security issues that was carried out in the presence of naval experts from UNIFIL and the parties.
Following the tripartite meeting, Major-General Serra said: I am pleased that today we continued discussions on the very important issues relating to maritime security.

In accordance with our mandate, UNIFIL encourages the parties to work on maritime security arrangements in to order minimize the risk of incidents and any potential escalation of the situation. To this end, we intend to continue discussions with the parties in the coming days both at the bilateral and tripartite levels.

He added: It was overall a constructive meeting. Both parties expressed their full support and commitment to work together with UNIFIL for the implementation of the relevant provisions of resolution 1701 and to maintain calm in the area.

Continuing from the special tripartite meeting of 23 February, follow-up discussions were also held today on the planned construction of a wall to replace the existing Israeli technical fence along the Blue Line near the town of Kafr Kila as an additional security measure in this sensitive area.
 

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Security - Israeli violations top Naqoura tripartite meeting
 

Wed 28/03/2012 16:55

NNA - 28/3/2012 - The wide array of Israeli violations of the Lebanese sovereignty featured high on the tripartite military meeting held Wednesday at a UN outpost in Ras Naqoura.

The meeting, chaired by the Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) General Paolo Serra and attended by top officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces and Israeli Defense Forces, ended this afternoon, as reported by the National News Agency correspondent.

Talks reportedly tackled the implementation of UN resolution 1701, the withdrawal of the Israeli forces from northern Ghajar, and Israeli breaches of the Blue Line.
 

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Security - Lebanese Army arrests 10 armed in Qaa
 

Wed 28/03/2012 16:00

NNA - 28/03/2012 - The Lebanese Army arrested on Wednesday five Lebanese and five Syrians carrying weapons in Qaa Projects region, the Lebanese Army Guidance Directorate said in a communique today.

At the sidelines of the fire-exchange on the Lebanese-Syrian borders yesterday Tuesday, the Lebanese Army managed today to catch a Hyundai pick-up and Toyota van driven by 5 Syrians and 5 Lebanese and carrying weapons, ammunitions and military clothes.

The Army handed the persons and the seized items to concerned authorities for investigations.
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Security - Tripartite military meeting in Nakoura
 

Wed 28/03/2012 13:13

NNA - 28/3/2012- Lebanese-Israeli UNIFIL, regular military meeting is being held today (Wednesday) since 10:00 am at one of the United Nations sites in Ras Al-Nakoura region, National News Agency correspondent reported.

The meeting is under the patronage of the UNIFIL in participation with senior officers from both the Lebanese and Israeli Army.

Discussions reportedly featured high on the violations of the blue line issue and that of the withdrawal of Israeli Army from north Al-Ghajar village.

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Security - Army detonates ammunition in Baalbeck
 

Wed 28/03/2012 12:50

NNA - 28/3/2012- Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:
" On 28/03/2012 between 12:00 noon and 12:30 pm, a unit of the Army will detonate useless ammunition in Al-Tibbeh detonation field , Baalbeck."

L.Y.R/N.AF

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Security - Rocks detonation in Yarzeh
 

Wed 28/03/2012 12:48

NNA - 28/3/2012 - Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:
"On 28/3/2012, between 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm, a unit of the Army will detonate rocks in the vicinity of the National Defense Ministry- Yarzeh."
L.Y.R/N.AF
 

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Security - Rifi, Majali tackle security situation
 

Tue 27/03/2012 15:11

NNA - 27/03/2012 - Internal Security Forces Chief, Major General Ashraf Rifi, met over the security situation in the country with Jordanian Ambassador to Lebanon Ziad Al-Majali.

The ambassador, who visited Rifi's office at the caserne headquarter on Tuesday, tackled the ways of boosting cooperation and coordination between both countries.
 

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Security - # Army deploys on Lebanese-Syrian borders
 

Tue 27/03/2012 13:41

NNA - 27/3/2012 The Lebanese army's land borders unit is deploying its forces along the Lebanese-Syrian borders, National News Agency correspondent reported.

The NNA correspondent also said that the media information which had been diffused about an icursion by Syrian forces in Kaa (Bekaa) to target Syrian opposition members, was not true.

Furthermore, a Lebanese citizen was hit by a stray bullet during conflicts on the Syrian side.
L.W.
 

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Security - 152 detained for criminal acts
 

Tue 27/03/2012 11:36

NNA - 27/03/2012- Internal Security Forces, in the frame of fulfilling its duties in maintaining security and fighting crime of different kinds, detained, on 26/03/2012, 152 persons for committing various crimes involving robberies, drug related crimes, opening fire, illegal residency, counterfeiting money, selling expired commodities, threatening over the phone, attacking and injuring people and escaping from policemen on different Lebanese territories.

L.Y.R.

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Security - Israeli planes violate Lebanon's air-space
 

Tue 27/03/2012 10:43
 
NNA - 27/3/2012- Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:" On Monday 26/3/2012 at 9:00 am, 2 Israeli reconnaissance planes violated Lebanese air-space from above Al-Nakoura village, executed flight over Beirut and south regions, and then left at 22:30 pm from above Remish village.

And at 10:35 am, 4 military Israeli planes violated Lebanese air-space from above Alma Al-Shaab village, executed a circular flight over different Lebanese regions, and then left at 11,45 am from above Alma Al-Shaab village.

And at 8:50 pm, 2 military Israeli planes violated Lebanese air-space from above Kferkela village, executed a circular flight over different Lebanese regions, and then left at 10:10 pm from above Alma Al-Shaab village.
L.Y.R.

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Security - # Expired olive oil in Sidon
 

Mon 26/03/2012 20:39

NNA - 26/03/2012 - Lebanese army forces raided on Monday afternoon a huge depot containing expired olive oil in the city of Sidon, NNA correspondent said.

It is to note that the owner of the depot, from Al-Sabagh Family, had been arrested for investigations.
R.H.

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Security - Nine Israeli jets violate Lebanon's space
 

Mon 26/03/2012 13:50

NNA - 26/3/2012 - Army command, Orientation Directorate, issued Monday the following communique:

"Yesterday at 11:00 am, eight Israeli warplanes violated the Lebanese airspace, executing round flights above Lebanese regions. The jets left consecutively towards the occupied territories."

"Also, at 12:50 an Israeli reconnaissance plane breached Lebanon's space over kfarkela, and executed circular flight above South Lebanon. The plane left at 16:55 over the sea facing Naqoura village."
D.K.

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Security - Night flight for Lebanese air forces
 

Mon 26/03/2012 13:20

NNA - 26/3/2012 - Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:
"On 28 and 29/3/2012, starting from 7:20 pm until 12 midnight, Lebanese air forces helicopters will execute night flights between the following airbases: Beirut, Riyak, Hamat and Kolaiat."
L.Y.R/N.AF.
 

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Security - 89 detained for criminal acts
 

Mon 26/03/2012 11:14

NNA - 26/3/2012- Internal Security Forces, in the frame of fulfilling its duties in maintaining security and fighting crime of different kinds, detained, on 24 & 25/3/2012, 89 persons for committing various crimes involving robberies, drug related crimes, selling spoiled food commodities, carrying weapons, opening fire, raping, illegal residency, prostitution, counterfeiting money, attacking and injuring people, construction violation, sexual harassment on different Lebanese territories.
 

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Security - Army detonates ammunition in Tripoli
 

Mon 26/03/2012 11:05

NNA - 26/3/2012- Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:
" On 26/03/2012 between 9:00 am and 11:00 am, a unit of the Army will detonate useless ammunition in Terbol- detonation field in Tripoli."

L.Y.R/N.AF

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Security - Residents block Baalbek-Homs road
 

Sun 25/03/2012 11:37

NNA - 25/03/2012 Residents in the Baalbek town of Maqneh blocked the international road linking Baalbek to Homs in protest against failure to implement public works on road-side canals, responsible for continuous flooding of Nahle river.

R.Z.

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Security - Army denies claims of row with Hezbollah over arms truck
 

Sun 25/03/2012 11:33

NNA - 25/03/2012 The Lebanese Army Orientation Directorate issued a statement Sunday rebuffing a media report that Hezbollah militants barred it from inspecting a truck loaded with weapons in the western Bekaa valley.

Media outlets reported Saturday that an army patrol was denied the right to approach a Hezbollah truck in Khirbet Qanafar.

The army communique, however, insisted that no such altercation occurred, and urged the media to be precise while reporting stories linked to the army's mission and the country's security.
 

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Security - Israel terrorizes south with mock raids
 

Sun 25/03/2012 11:24


NNA - 25/03/2012 Israeli war planes performed mock raids Sunday morning, at 11:10 a.m., in the airspace over Nabatiyeh, Iklim Toufah, Marj Ayoun, and Khiyam, all south of the country, NNA field correspondent reported.

The hostile planes flew at medium altitude.

R.Z.

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Security - Syrian casualties admitted to Tripoli hospital
 

Sat 24/03/2012 16:45

NNA - 24/03/2012 - Two Syrian casualties of unrest were admitted by the Lebanese Red Cross to Tripoli Government Hospital where they were whisked into Lebanon from the Syrian interior through dust roads to the north-east.

The 42-year-old woman suffered from multiple-fractured pelvis and leg while her 32-year-old male traveler incurred bullet wounds in his waist with digit of the right hand reportedly chopped off. They were admitted in a pretty bad condition, NNA field reporters said.
G.G./P.BC.

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Security - Army protects forests in Bekaa
 

Sat 24/03/2012 11:58

NNA - 24/03/2012 The Lebanese Army carried out raids on woods in the vicinity of western Baalbek and Deir el Ahmar as part of a campaign to preserve forest wealth and prevent chopping of trees, NNA correspondent reported Saturday.
The army confiscated tons of charcoal and wood, as a number of culprits were arrested, pending further investigation.
 

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Security - Two Israeli planes violate Lebanese airspace
 

Sat 24/03/2012 11:39

NNA - 24/03/2012 Two Israeli reconnaissance planes violated Lebanese airspace Friday, according to a statement by Lebanese Army.

At 10.15 an Israeli spy drone entered Lebanon via Rmeish, effectuated circular flights over south and Beirut, then left at 19.30, exiting above Naqoura.

At 11.30 another plane entered Lebanon, entering above Alma Shaab in South of the country. The Israeli jet flew over south and Bekaa, then exited at 21.10, also via Naqoura.

R.Z.

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Security - Police arrests gold forgers in Tripoli
 

Fri 23/03/2012 18:27

NNA - 23/03/2012 Police in Tripoli apprehended a group of four dealing with counterfeit gold coins.

The culprits, three men and a woman, were of Syrian, Saudi and Lebanese nationalities. Up to 409 forged gold coins were found in their possession.

R.Z.

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Security - ABC denies explosion at Dbayeh parking
 

Fri 23/03/2012 17:34

NNA - 23/03/2012 - ABC department stores denied rumors of an explosion at its Dbayeh branch parking lot, a statement by ABC administration said.

The statement made clear that the explosion, which had been heard, actually took place on an internal road far from ABC in the early morning hours.

"ABC opened its doors and continued a normal work day as usual," the statement read.
R.H.

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Security - Under-construction building wall collapses in Burj Hammoud
 

Fri 23/03/2012 17:03

NNA - 23/3/2012 - A wall collapsed Friday in a building which is still under-construction in Burj Hammoud locality, National News Agency correspondent said.

Only material damages were reported.
 

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Security - Rocks detonation in Yarzeh
 

Fri 23/03/2012 13:33

NNA - 23/3/2012 - Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:
"On 23/3/2012, between 1:00 pm and 1:30 pm, a unit of the Army will detonate rocks in the vicinity of the National Defense Ministry- Yarzeh."
L.Y.R.

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Security - # Molotov bomb explodes in ABC Dbayeh
 

Fri 23/03/2012 11:14

NNA - 23/3/2012 - A Molotov bomb exploded Friday in a side parking lot for ABC Dbayeh mall, with no reported damages, according to NNA correspondent.

Military expert rushed immediately to the scene of the explosion and inspected the premises. The bomb caused a crater of 10 cm in the ground.

Parking camera recorders are currently being watched to unveil the perpetrators' identities.
D.K.

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Security - Israeli reconnaissance plane violates south air-space
 

Fri 23/03/2012 11:05

NNA - 23/3/2012- Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:" On Thursday 22/3/2012 at 6:30 am, an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated Lebanese air-space from above Nakoura village, executed circular flight over the south, then left at 7:00 pm from above Rmeish village.
L.Y.R

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Thu 22/03/2012 17:09

NNA - 22/3/2012 - National News Agency correspondent in Tebnin reported Thursday that Israeli warplanes flew this afternoon at medium altitude over Bint Jbeil region as well as over the western and central sectors.
 

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Security - Army detonates ammunition in Nabatiyeh , Tibbeh, Baalbeck
 

Thu 22/03/2012 10:37

NNA - 22/3/2012- Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:
" On 22/03/2012 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, a unit of the Army will detonate useless ammunition in the vicinity of Ansar - Nabatiyeh region.

On the same day, between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon, another Unit of the Army will detonate useless ammunition in Tibeh - Baalbeck detonation field."

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Security - 58 detained for criminal acts
 

Thu 22/03/2012 10:32

NNA - 22/3/2012- Internal Security Forces, in the frame of fulfilling its duties in maintaining security and fighting crime of different kinds, detained, on 21/3/2012, 58 persons for committing various crimes involving robberies, drug related crimes, opening fire, illegal residency, storing spoiled materials, counterfeiting money,running away from army, on different Lebanese territories.
L.Y.R/ N.AF
 

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Security - Sonic and light bombs shelling above Kabir River
 

Wed 21/03/2012 21:42

NNA - 21/03/2012 - Intensive bombardment of light and sonic bombs has been witnessed on Thursday night, coming from the Syrian side of the Northern borderline, crossing above Al-Kabir River, National News Agency Correspondent reported.

Some of these bombs reached the Lebanese village of Bani Sakhr - Bkayaa region.

"Heavy fire shooting targeted a number of houses with no casualties reported," Bani Sakhr residents said.

The Lebanese Red Cross duly transferred 5 wounded Syrians to Tripoli Governmental Hospital.
R.H

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Security - (UPDATED) Prison year sentence lowered
 

Wed 21/03/2012 15:02

NNA - 21/3/2012 - Minister of Interior and Municipalities Marwan Charbel informed on Wednesday prison contingent leader General Amer Zailaa that the parliament lowered today the prison year sentence to 9 months.

The Parliament also approved today on the new transportation fee law draft as proposed lately by deputies Ibrahim Kanaan and Nabil De Freij.
Exempting doctors from penalties to the benefit of the National Fund for Social Security was also approved by the Parliament.
The Alphabet's Day, which, in accordance with Deputy Neematallah Abi Nasr, had been on March 8, was amended today at Parliament to be on March 11.
L.Y.R-A.M./A.B-P.BC.

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Security - Prison year sentence lowered
 

Wed 21/03/2012 11:54

NNA - 21/3/2012 - Minister of Interior and Municipalities Marwan Charbel informed prison contingent leader General Amer Zailaa that the parliament lowered the prison year sentence to 9 months.
L.Y.R/A.B

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Security - # Protest movement in Roumieh prison
 

Wed 21/03/2012 11:17

NNA - 21/3/2012 Roumieh inmates in bloc B building held a protest movement today to demand the reduction of imprisonment year to 9 months.

National News Agency correspondent also reported that the prisoners held several security forces' members as hostages.
L.W.

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Security - Residential building falls down in Tabarja
 

Tue 20/03/2012 12:55

NNA - 20/3/2012- A residential building next to the one which had previously fallen down in Tabarja fell down today (Tuesday) at 10,55 am with no casualties.

Security and Civil Defense forces rushed to the place. Moreover, Tabarja municipality head, a municipality delegation and Kesrwan Kaemmakam accompanied with a technical team from Kesrwan also attended the place next to Tabarja Beach tourism compound to inspect it, until the needed equipment arrived to remove the debris .

L.Y.R/N.AF
 

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Security - 52 detained for criminal acts
 

Tue 20/03/2012 10:25

NNA - 20/3/2012- Internal Security Forces, in the frame of fulfilling its duties in maintaining security and fighting crime of different kinds, detained, on 19/3/2012, 52 persons for committing various crimes involving robberies, drug related crimes, opening fire, illegal residency, prostitution, counterfeiting money, accident and causing death, attacking and injuring people, abortion of an adolescence and on different Lebanese territories.
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Security - 120 detained for criminal acts
 

Mon 19/03/2012 11:00

NNA - 19/3/2012- Internal Security Forces, in the frame of fulfilling its duties in maintaining security and fighting crime of different kinds, detained, on 17 & 18/3/2012, 120 persons for committing various crimes involving robberies, drug related crimes, opening fire, illegal residency, prostitution, threatening and kidnapping, counterfeiting money and car plate, accident and causing death, causing death of a student, suspect in hanging an adolescence and on different Lebanese territories.
L.Y.R/ N.AF

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Security - Night flight for Lebanese air forces
 

Mon 19/03/2012 10:50

NNA - 19/3/2012 - Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:
"On 20 and 21/3/2012, starting from 6:15 pm until 12 midnight, Lebanese air forces helicopters will execute night flights over the following airbases: Beirut, Riyak, Hamat and Koliaat."
L.Y.R.

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Security - 2 wounded Syrians admitted into Akkar hospital
 

Sun 18/03/2012 21:59

NNA - 18/3/2012 - National News Agency correspondent in Akkar reported that two Syrian casualties were allowed into Lebanese territories through Northern borders with Syria earlier Sunday. The two wounded little sisters were taken by Lebanese Red Cross ambulances to a hospital in the region of Akkar.
 

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Security - 6 Enemy planes roam over various Lebanese areas
 

Sun 18/03/2012 19:47

NNA - 18/3/2012 - Lebanese Army Command - Guidance Directorate - issued a communiqu� Sunday, in which it indicated that at 10:18 a.m. 6 Israeli warplanes violated the Lebanese airspace over the Southern town of Kfarkila. The enemy warplanes flew in circular manner over various Lebanese areas, and then left Lebanese skies at noon while flying over the aforementioned town.
 

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Security - Landmine explosion in the liberated part of Al-Abassiyeh
 

Sun 18/03/2012 19:42

NNA - 18/3/2012 - National News Agency field correspondent reported that a landmine exploded Sunday evening, as a result of an accidental stepping of a cow owned by a citizen from the area into a mine field left behind by the Zionist enemy in the liberated part of Al-Abassiyeh in South Lebanon.
The explosion led to damages in the Abassiyeh Mosque as well due to its location nearby the landmine field.
 

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Security - Landmine explosion in the liberated part of Al-Abassiyeh
 

Sun 18/03/2012 19:42

NNA - 18/3/2012 - National News Agency field correspondent reported that a landmine exploded Sunday evening, as a result of an accidental stepping of a cow owned by a citizen from the area into a mine field left behind by the Zionist enemy in the liberated part of Al-Abassiyeh in South Lebanon.
The explosion led to damages in the Abassiyeh Mosque as well due to its location nearby the landmine field.
 

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Security - Gang of 7 arrested in south
 

Sun 18/03/2012 14:23

NNA - 18/03/2012 Security Forces foiled a robbery attempt targeting a restaurant in Nabatiyeh-South Lebanon, and apprehended all seven members of the gang.

A police patrol investigated the suspicious movements of three Lebanese and four Palestinians who were surveying Falafel Aarnaout restaurant in the center of Nabatiyeh. Upon closing time, owner Ali Aarnaout headed home with almost ten million Lebanese Pounds. Following suit was the mob that was just about to jump him when security forces intervened and arrested them.

The gang of seven admitted to numerous robberies in various regions in south Lebanon.

R.Z.
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Security - Cigarette butt burns Saida Palace of Justice
 

Sat 17/03/2012 15:16

NNA - 17/03/2012 - A cigarette butt unintentionally thrown by a detainee at Saida Palace of Justice accidentally started a fire in the basement with a sponge mattress starting it all. The fire brigade soon rushed to the scene. They were able despite heavy smoke to extinguish the fire in no time with no immediate word on damage or casualties. Senior magistrate Roula Jadayel and Prosecutor-General for Appeal Samih Hajj launched an investigation.
 

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Security - (UPDATE) School wall collapses killing three students
 

Sat 17/03/2012 13:17

NNA - 17/03/2012 A wall crumpled in Bhanine school in the northern Minyeh-Dinniyeh district killing three students and injuring seven others.

The victims were Abdul Rahman al-Siddik, Osama Zreiqa, and Ahmed al-Rifai.

The Red Cross and Civil Defense units unearthed the three bodies buried under the debris.
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Security - Syrian worker falls to his death
 

Sat 17/03/2012 11:51

NNA - 17/03/2012 48 year old Syrian construction worker fell off the roof of building he was working on in Housh region and died instantly.

NNA correspondent reported that Jihad Mustapha was rushed to Lebanese-Italian hospital as security forces began an investigation into the accident.

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Security - School wall collapses, injures students in North
 

Sat 17/03/2012 11:47

NNA - 17/03/2012 A wall crumpled in a school in Minyeh-Dinniyeh, north of the country, hurting numerous students with three still missing, NNA correspondent reported.

Units of the Civil Defense and Red Cross continue to lift debris in their search for those missing.

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Security - Arson suspected in factory fire
 

Fri 16/03/2012 21:06

NNA - 16/03/2012 A vicious fire ravaged Friday through a furniture factory in Kharayeb town, NNA correspondent in Zahrany region reported, as owner claimed it was arson.

Flames devastated the plant, situated under a four-story building.

Firefighters halted the fire before it destroyed the entire building. No one was hurt.
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Security - Army arrests leader of abduction mob
 

Fri 16/03/2012 20:43

NNA - 16/03/2012 Lebanese armed forces apprehended Friday ringleader of the abduction gang which terrorized people, particularly in Bekaa region, Orientation Directorate reported.

Mohammad Fayad Ismail and his associate Saad al-Ali were arrested after extensive investigations culminating in a security operation this afternoon, with the aid of the commando regiment.

Ismail was the head of a gang specializing in kidnap, blackmail and terror. His gang is responsible for a number of crimes, including the assault on an army patrol in 2009 which led to the martyrdom of four military men and grave injuries to an officer, the kidnapping of Liban Lait CEO in 2011, drug trafficking between Lebanon and Turkey, arm smuggling to Syria, and many more.

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Security - Syrian worker dies of electrocution
 

Fri 16/03/2012 09:40

NNA - 16/3/2012 - Syrian labor Basher Ahmed al Ahmed died after receiving a powerful electrical shock inside a construction site in Baabda.

Hospital officials said Ahmed died despite attempts to save his life in the intensive care unit.

Security forces also reported other security incidents across the country.
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Security - Light bombs in Shebaa, patrols in Ghajar
 

Thu 15/03/2012 14:48

NNA - 15/3/2012 - The Israeli occupation army launched light bombs in the airspace over Shebaa farms this dawn, National News Agency correspondent reported on Thursday.

Simultaneously, Merkava tanks were spotted roaming the prefecture along the border line linking Ramtha-Sammaka-Roueisseh outposts to Jabal Sheikh site.

The Israeli enemy had also intensified infantry and vehicles patrols for the past 24 hours in Wazzani-Ghajar sector.
 

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Security - Singh: French force remains efficient in UNIFIL
 

Wed 14/03/2012 23:42

NNA - 14/03/2012 - United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) spokesperson Neeraj Singh, and in a public statement issued on Wednesday, said that the French battalion will remain fully efficient regardless of a decision to downsize its members in South Lebanon.

Singh said that the French contingent partook in peace keeping tasks in the South of Lebanon, in addition to offering humanitarian aid to southern citizens.

Singh also made clear that the decision to downsize French troops was the result of military redeployment on the ground, to meet with practical requirements under the current circumstances.
 

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Security - Police arrest kidnapped and kidnappers
 

Wed 14/03/2012 09:45

NNA - 14/3/2012 - A man who claimed that he escaped from his kidnappers in Burj al Barajneh was detained by the authorities after discovering that there are three arrest warrants against him.

The man, identified as Izzat Al Hajj, alleged that he escaped his abductors when he jumped from their car and ran to the nearest police station.

Hajj told police that the kidnappers abducted him for financial reasons.

The security forces issued arrest warrants on the three brothers who allegedly kidnapped Hajj.

The anti narcotic department also arrested a man and his wife for involvement in drug trafficking.

Investigations are underway to determine the party which supplied them with the drugs.

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Security - Israeli explosion operations inside Shebaa
 

Tue 13/03/2012 14:31

NNA - 13/3/2012 - The Israeli occupation forces carried out today a series of explosion operations inside Shebaa farms, National News Agency correspondent in Rashaya reported on Tuesday.

Shebaa locals, who confirmed that the explosions have started since dawn, said the Israeli army might be executing live maneuver, using heavy artillery, medium weapons, and tank cannon.
 

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Security - # Lebanese Army stops pick-up truck carrying arms
 

Tue 13/03/2012 14:28

NNA - 13/03/2012 - The Lebanese Army Intelligence Unit - South Lebanon, stopped on Tuesday a pick-up truck loaded with different kinds of weaponry at Ein Al-Helweh Refugee Camp entrance.
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Security - Kidnappers release an archimandrite
 

Tue 13/03/2012 12:46

NNA - 13/3/2012 - The head of the Basilica Monk Order Archimandrite Jean Faraj was released today after he was abducted by four armed men on Tarel Highway.

According to security sources, the archimandrite was intercepted by four men wielding weapons, seized his Mercedes car and left him in the outskirts of Sareen town in Baalbek.

The kidnappers demanded $5,000 ransom for the return of the car.

Archimandrite Faraj informed the security forces about the incident.

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Security - ISF arrest 52 individuals for several crimes


NNA - 13/3/2012 - Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested 52 individuals on the 12th of this month for committing different crimes on all the Lebanese territories, the directorate announced on Tuesday.

The crimes involved robberies, drugs related crimes, shooting, illegal entry and residency, libel and slander, assaulting policemen and fraud and forgery.

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Security - Army seizes machine gun in Ain al Heloueh camp
 

Tue 13/03/2012 09:30

NNA - 13/3/2012 - The Lebanese army intelligence, acting on information, intercepted a Mercedes car that carried a "Doushka" machine gun in the trunk which was destined to Ain al Heloueh refugee camp in the south.

The army detained the two passengers of the car and whisked them to a military barrack for interrogation to determine the party which supplied them with the machine gun.

Meanwhile, the health inspection authorities of Tyre's municipality raided and seized a number of shops that sold decayed and outdated canned meat.

Head of Tyre municipality Hassan Dabouk said that all the confiscated fouled items were destroyed and all those who sold these products were fined.

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Security - Israeli officers tour in eastern sector
 

Mon 12/03/2012 19:13

NNA - 12/3/2012 - An Israeli military delegation comprised of senior officials from the northern zone command inspected today the borders from Maskaf Aam axis till Abbassiyeh, National News Agency correspondent reported on Monday.

The delegation, with military maps in hands and backed by a convoy of armored vehicles, carried out survey and surveillance operations off Fatima Gate.
 

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Security - Israeli officers tours in eastern sector
 

Mon 12/03/2012 14:56

NNA - 12/3/2012 - An Israeli military delegation comprised of senior officials from the northern zone command inspected today the borders from Maskaf Aam axis till Abbassiyeh, National News Agency correspondent reported on Monday.

The delegation, with military maps in hands and backed by a convoy of armored vehicles, carried out survey and surveillance operations off Fatima Gate.
 

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Security - Syrians wounded transferred to North hospitals
 

Mon 12/03/2012 12:03

NNA - 12/3/2012 - Lebanese Red Cross transferred to the North hospital on Monday morning the Syrian wounded who entered the Lebanese territories across the borders to Arsal village, according to NNA correspondent.

It is worth noting that the Red Cross transferred on Sunday late at night 10 injured Syrians to the North and Tripoli hospitals.

A.A.M
 

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Security - ISF arrest 112 individuals for several crimes

Mon 12/03/2012 09:56

NNA - 12/3/2012 - Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested 112 individuals on the 10th and 11th of this month for committing different crimes on all the Lebanese territories, the directorate announced on Monday.



The crimes involved robberies, drugs related crimes, illegal entry and residency, shooting, indecent acts, non-possession of identification cards and fraud and forgery.


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Security - 12 Syrian casualties transferred to North hospitals
 

Sun 11/03/2012 22:55

NNA - 11/3/2012 - National News Agency correspondent in Akkar reported that 12 injured Syrians were allowed into Lebanese territories through the North-Eastern borders earlier Sunday. The Lebanese Red Cross transferred them to a number of hospitals in the North.
 

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Security - Man found shot at his home
 

Sun 11/03/2012 13:40

NNA - 11/03/2012 The body of 23 year old man was taken to hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head in Alayh.

Tayseer Danaf was shot inside his residence in the town of Baalshmay, and transported to Iman Hospital in Alayh as police began an investigation into his death.

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Security - Confiscation of stationery carrying Hebrew writings!
 

Sat 10/03/2012 21:41

NNA - 10/3/2012 - National News Agency security field correspondent reported Saturday that an Intelligence force unit burst into an institution nearby the Airport Highway and confiscated a large number of stationery items carrying Hebrew writings. The Internal Security Forces-Haret Hreik Branch began immediate investigations into the matter.
 

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Security - 4 Injured Syrians admitted into Tripoli Government Hospital
 

Sat 10/03/2012 19:29

NNA - 10/3/2012 - National News Agency field correspondent in Akkar reported that 4 injured Syrians were allowed into Lebanese territories Saturday, whereby they were transferred by the Lebanese Red Cross to Tripoli Government Hospital for medical attention.
 

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Security - Awkar Food Depot Busted!
 

Sat 10/03/2012 15:31

NNA - 10/03/2012 - A State Security detachment busted a suspected food depot in Awkar to the north-east of Beirut. Sources close to the police revealed a substantial amount of expired chocolate, sweets and cheese being recovered from the depot. The owner named G. Qazzi currently under lock and key is being interrogated same sources confirmed.

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Security - Four Injured in Riyad Solh Scuffle
 

Sat 10/03/2012 12:58

NNA - 10/03/2012 - Four policemen were hospitalized in the wake of scuffles involving Phalangist and Sham'onist|{National Liberal) partisans protesting against newly-published scholastic history textbook deemed "unacceptable" to both parties. Protests originally emanated from Kataeb H.Q. at Saifi and etched their way to the Grand Government Serail where they were intercepted at Riyad Solh Square by the police. Unconfirmed reports speak of an unspecified number of injured in Phalangist/National Liberal ranks.

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Security - First injured Syrian admitted in Lebanese hospital
 

Fri 9/03/2012 19:42

NNA - 09/03/2012 - The first wounded Syrian was admitted on Friday to a Lebanese hospital, as he had been transferred into Lebanese territories across the legitimate border crossing of Bkayha-Jisr Kmar in Wadi Khaled.

Syrian national, Berri H. Abdel Kader, who had been wounded by a landmine explosion on Syrian territories, was transferred by the Lebanese Red Cross to Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Qobeyat, then to the governmental hospital of Tripoli.

It is to note that three other wounded Syrians had been later admitted to hospitals in Akkar region.
 

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Security - Army Command: Reliance on army to curb regional consequences
 

Fri 9/03/2012 17:33

NNA - 09/03/2012 - The Lebanese Army Command released on Friday a guidance communiqu� for army members, saying "reliance is upon you [army members] to curb the bad consequences of turmoil running at the regional level, especially in Syria."

The communiqu� urged the army to strike with an "iron fist" anyone trying to destabilize local security.

The Command explained that Lebanon had been sensitive, throughout history, to regional and international developments. Accordingly, it added, the army must always keep on the alert facing possible repercussions.
 

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Security - Man found dead in Rashaya
 

Fri 9/03/2012 15:17

NNA - 9/3/2012 - Security Forces discovered the body of a man believed to be Sudanese or Egyptian in an area between Aita Al-Fakhar and Jdaydet Yabous villages in Rashya, as reported Friday by our NNA correspondent.
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Security - Army detonates useless ammunitions in Mgheiti and Terbol Fields
 

Fri 9/03/2012 12:37

NNA - 9/3/2012 - An army unit will detonate useless ammunitions on the 10th of this month between 6:00 am and 17:00 pm at Mgheiti Field in Dahr Beidr, the army directorate announced on Friday.

Also, on the same date between 9:00 am and 13:00 pm, another army unit will detonate useless ammunitions in Terbol-Tripoli.

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Security - Israeli warplanes fly over south region
 

Fri 9/03/2012 12:35

NNA - 9/3/2012 - 8 Israeli warplanes violated on Thursday at 10:35 am the Lebanese air space over Naqoura and executed circular maneuvers over different Lebanese regions, then left at 12:35 pm towards the occupied territories, the army directorate announced on Friday.

Also, an Israeli reconnaissance warplane violated the Lebanese air space at 9:20 am over Naqoura and executed circular maneuvers over the south region, then left at 11:00 am towards the occupied territories.

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Security - Rotten meat seized in southern suburbs
 

Fri 9/03/2012 10:38

NNA - 9/3/2012 - A security forces patrol from Furn Al Shoubak chased and stopped a van carrying rotten frozen meat.

After conduction a thorough laboratory tests, investigators confirmed that the seized meat has expired.

The patrol also raided a warehouse in Sabra area where large amount of rotten meat was found.

The patrol seized 250 kilogram of meat from the warehouse which was sealed by the authorities at the request of the authorities.

Police also reported a number of robberies and thefts in the southern suburbs.

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Security - ISF arrest 54 individuals for several crimes
 

Fri 9/03/2012 09:33

NNA - 9/3/2012 - Internal Security Forces rounded up 54 individuals on the 8th of this month for committing different crime on the Lebanese territories, the directorate announced on Friday.

The crimes involved robberies, drug related crimes, forgery and fraud, murder attempt, illegal residency, resisting policemen and non-possession of identification cards.


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Security - New Israeli violation of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Thu 8/03/2012 19:16

NNA - 8/3/2012 - Two Israeli warplanes violated, at 10:07 am today, the Lebanese airspace over Kafr Kela village, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Thursday.

It added that the jets left from above Naqoura village at 11:05 am after effectuating the usual circular maneuver off the different Lebanese regions.
 

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Security - Israel scores new breach in Aitaroun
 

Thu 8/03/2012 17:33NNA - 8/3/2012 - An Israeli unit, backed by three bulldozers, crossed today the technical fence in east Aitaroun village, where it placed a barbed wire, National News Agency correspondent reported on Thursday.

Units from the UNIFIL and the Lebanese Armed Forces observed the operation.
 

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Security - UNIFIL mobilization in Wazzani after enemy's unusual activity
 

Thu 8/03/2012 11:33

NNA - 8/3/2012 - Enhanced UNIFIL forces' mobilization took place Thursday along the line between Wazzani and Al-Ghajar, shortly after the unusual Israeli activity at dawn time in that area, as reported by our NNA correspondent.

In details, the Spanish contingent cooperated with the Lebanese Army to organize intensified armored patrols and monitor the situation in the facing occupied area.

These measures were adopted after Israeli pedestrian patrols had crossed the barbed wire towards the eastern bank of Wazzani River.
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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Wed 7/03/2012 16:28

NNA - 7/3/2012 - Four Israeli warplanes violated, at 9:30 am today, the Lebanese airspace over Kafr Kela village, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate indicated on Wednesday.

It added that the jets left at 10:40 am from above Alma Shaab town after effectuating the usual circular maneuver off the different Lebanese regions.
 

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Security - Israel conducts survey near Fatima gate
 

Wed 7/03/2012 14:00

NNA - 7/3/2012 - An Israeli team of engineers reinforced by about 20 soldiers and four Hummer cars has conducted a one-hour survey of the area adjacent to the town of Kfar Kila at Fatima gate, as reported Wednesday by our NNA correspondent.

This Israel procedures came in the frame of the preliminary preparations for building a 2km length, 5m high separation barrier in that area.

At the Lebanese side, Army and UNIFIL forces were mobilized at Fatima gate.
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Security - Israeli warplanes violate south space

Tue 6/03/2012 10:00

NNA - 6/3/2012 - An Israeli reconnaissance warplane violated on Monday at 6:50 am the Lebanese air space over Naqoura village, executing circular maneuvers over Beirut and the Bekaa regions and then left towards the occupied territories at 19:35 pm, the army directorate announced on Tuesday.

Also, a similar plane violated the sea facing Naqoura at 19:00 pm, executing circular maneuvers over different Lebanese regions and then left towards the occupied territories on Tuesday dawn at 3:35.


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Security - Israeli mobilizations in Eastern sector
 

Mon 5/03/2012 14:58

NNA - 5/3/2012 - The Israeli occupation army today beefed up field mobilizations along the prefecture from west Ghajar till Jabal Sheikh heights, National News Agency correspondent to Arqoub, Taher Abu Hamdan, reported on Monday.

Simultaneously, an Israeli technical team, backed by infantry members, inspected a surveillance device installed off Al-Abbasiyya gate, as soldiers worked on erecting earthen barricades in the northern part of Dhaira outpost.

Earlier at noon, gunfire and explosions were heard from the southern parts of Shebaa farms.
 

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Security - Two Israeli planes violate Lebanese air-space
 

Mon 5/03/2012 12:34

NNA - 5/3/2012- Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:" On Sunday 4/3/2012 at 12:40 pm, two Israeli military planes violated Lebanese air-space from above the sea of Chekka region, and then left at 12:48 pm towards the sea."

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Security - ISF arrest 40 individuals for criminal crimes

NNA - 6/3/2012 - Internal Security Forces rounded up on the 5th of this month 40 persons for committing different crimes on the Lebanese territories, the directorate announced on Tuesday.
 

Tue 6/03/2012 11:11

The crimes involved robberies, drug related crimes, illegal entry, shooting, non possession of identification cards, libel and slander, threatening, fraud and forgery.

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Security - Two drug dealers detained
 

Mon 5/03/2012 09:45

NNA - 5/3/2012 - The anti-narcotic department arrested two Lebanese drug dealers in Khaldeh region.

The two suspects had a quantity of heroin, cocaine and hashish in their possession when the police arrested them.

Investigations are underway to determine the party which supplied them with these drugs.

Security forces also reported a number of armed robberies in different areas of the country.

O.H

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Security - ISF arrest 54 individuals for criminal acts
 

Mon 5/03/2012 09:31

NNA - 5/3/2012 - Internal Security Forces rounded up on the 3rd and 4th of this month 54 persons for committing different crimes on the Lebanese territories, the directorate announced on Monday.


The crimes involved robberies, drug related crimes, illegal entry, illegal residency, shooting, threatening, fraud and forgery


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Security - Kidnapped teen Ziad Abou Esper released in Baalbek
 

Sun 4/03/2012 11:46

NNA - 03/04/2012 Ziad Abou Esper, 16 years, kidnapped last Wednesday in Baalbek, was released at dawn Sunday in the village of Jamalieh in Bekaa.

The kidnappers demanded a ransom of 150,000 US dollars to release the youngster, but the efforts of security forces and the series of raids they conducted forced the kidnappers to release their hostage.

The kidnappers contacted Esper's father and informed him of the location of the freed boy.
 

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Security - Police Enforcement of anti-Smoking Crackdown
 

Sat 3/03/2012 14:50

NNA - 3/3/2012 - On police enforcement of anti-smoking crackdown as of today in all public places, head of the General-Directorate of Internal Security general Ashraf Reefi, stated that: "As decree # 174 banning all smoking takes effect as per March 3 of 2012, police would remove all smoking billboards in conjunction with judicial and administrative authorities concerned under said law stipulations."
The general concluded that law-enforcement takes effect all over Lebanese territory.

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Security - Syrian killed by electrical shock
 

Fri 2/03/2012 12:19

NNA - 2/3/2012 - Syrian national Mohammed Fakhereldin Al Ali, born in 1982, was electrocuted in Viva center in Ablah.

A coroner examined the body to determine the cause of the death.

A.A.M
 

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Security - 24 detained in security sweep
 

Fri 2/03/2012 09:21

NNA - 2/3/2012 - The Security forces, as part of efforts to clamp down on the crime wave in the country, rounded up 24 persons accused of different crimes.

The crimes involved illegal entry to the country, writing bad checks, drug possessions, immoral acts and shooting.

A.A.M

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Security - 41 rounded up for criminal offenses
 

Thu 1/03/2012 09:48

NNA - 1/3/2012 - The Security forces, as part of efforts to stamp out crime in the country, rounded up 41 individuals involved in various crime activities.

The crimes included armed robberies, drug smuggling and possession, breaking and entry, counterfeiting, bouncing checks and illegal entry to the country.

A.A.M

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Security - First LAF Officer in Australia to undertake joint training course under new Defence Cooperation Program
 

Wed 29/02/2012 18:16

NNA - 29/2/2012 - A press release by the Australian embassy in Beirut on Wednesday indicated that on 26 February, Major Sleiman Lahoud arrived in Melbourne, Australia, where he will become the first officer of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) to complete a joint training course under the new enhanced Defence Cooperation Program between Australia and Lebanon
Major Lahoud from LAF will undertake the training course, alongside selected military personnel from up to eighteen countries from around the world. Australian Defence Force personnel and Australian civilians will also participate in the joint training course.
Prior to commencing the course, 'Civil-Military Interaction Workshop', Major Lahoud will complete a one-week familiarisation course at the Defence International Training Centre in Melbourne.
Major Lahoud is one of many officers who will travel to Australia to participate in joint training courses in 2012, with other officers scheduled to undertake training courses in the first half of 2013.
The Australian Government will fully fund the participation of the LAF officers in each of the training courses.
Last week, Major Lahoud met with Australia's Ambassador to Lebanon, Lex Bartlem, who congratulated Major Lahoud on being selected to travel to Australia to work alongside Australian military and civilian personnel, as well as counterparts from around the world.
The new Defence Cooperation Program between Australia and Lebanon was announced in January, during the visit to Beirut by Australia's non-resident Defence Attach�, Group Captain (Royal Australian Air Force) Warrick Paddon. LAF Directorate of Training welcomed the offer of training courses in Australia for LAF officers and the new partnership it represented.
 

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Security - ISF arrest 50 persons for criminal acts
 

Wed 29/02/2012 10:00

NNA - 29/2/2012 - Internal Security forces rounded up 50 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 28th of this month, the directorate General announce on Wednesday.

The crimes involved illegal entry, threatening, robberies, drug related crimes, hitting, killing attempt, deserting the army, non possession of identification papers, fraud and forgery.
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Security - Abducted Syrians released after ransom paid
 

Wed 29/02/2012 09:57

NNA- 29/2/2012 - Three Syrian brothers from Abdul al Raouf family and a 4th Syrian citizen from Hamadeh family were released on Tanaayel-Shtoura highway in the Bekaa valley 18 days after their abduction by unknown kidnappers.

Security sources said that the Syrian nationals were released after their families paid the ransom.

Lebanese army intelligence listened to the testimonies of the freed Syrians.

There were no further details on the identity of abductor or the value of the ransom.

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Security - Israeli patrol combs Naqqar ponds outskirts
 

Tue 28/02/2012 16:11

NNA - 28/2/2012 - A unit of the Israeli Army today engaged in combing the outskirts of Naqqar pond in South Shebaa, National News Agency correspondent reported on Tuesday.

A queue of military Hammer vehicles were roaming the prefecture behind the barbed wire as the 25-member infantry unity carried out the two-hour combing operation in the Lebanese occupied territory.

Simultaneously, an unmanned air vehicle was seen roving the space off Shebaa.
 

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Security - # 2 Syrian minors released on ransom
 

Tue 28/02/2012 15:36

NNA - 28/02/2012 - Two Syrian minors, Baraa and Ali Ezzedine, have been released on ransom, National News Agency correspondent said on Tuesday.

The Ezzedine's had been kidnapped yesterday in Zahleh City - Lebanon, and are now under the care of the Lebanese Security Forces.

It is to note that the value of the ransom has not been revealed as yet.
 

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Security - 2 Israeli planes violate Lebanon's airspace - Army

 

Tue 28/02/2012 15:03 NNA - 28/02/2012 - At 8:10 am on Tuesday, two Israeli warplanes effectuated a fresh breach of the Lebanese airspace, a Lebanese Army communique read.

Both enemy planes executed circular flights above different Lebanese regions, and then left at 9:40 am towards the occupied zone, above Alma Shaab.
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Security - ISF arrest 67 persons for criminal acts
 

Tue 28/02/2012 11:42

NNA - 28/2/2012 - Internal Security forces rounded up 67 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 27th of this month, the directorate General announce on Tuesday.

The crimes involved illegal residency, threatening attempt, robberies, drug related crimes, killing attempt, non possession of identification papers, rape attempt and fraud and forgery.

A.A.M
 

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Security - Israel violates Lebanon's airspace
 

Tue 28/02/2012 11:31

NNA - 28/2/2012 - "Yesterday at 9:40 an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated the Lebanese airspace above Naqoura, executing circular flights over Beirut, Shouf and South. The jet left Lebanon's space this morning at 6:15 above Rmeish village," as issued by the Lebanese Army Command, Orientation Directorate.
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Security - Killer of shop owner in Sidon arrested
 

Tue 28/02/2012 10:18

NNA - 28/2/2012 - Security forces arrested a Syrian national hours after he robbed and killed owner of a cellular shop in Sidon.
According to the security forces, a knife wielding man stormed a shop selling cellular and prepaid cards owned by 66 year old Mohammed Zantout near Sidon.

The assailant stabbed and beat Zantout several times, causing his instant death.

The assailant, who also robbed cash from the coffer, was eventually arrested after the security forces examined the cameras in the shop which revealed the identity of the attacker.

After a long chase, the police managed to stop Naser al Fars (born in 1990) in Beirut.

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Security - Israeli warplanes fly over south regions
 

Tue 28/02/2012 09:50

NNA - 28/2/2012 - Israeli warplanes flew on Tuesday at 8:30 am over Iklim el Kharoub region on low altitude, according to NNA correspondent.

Also, Israeli war jets flew over Nabatiyeh and Iklim el Touffah regions at 8:30, executing mock raids on low altitude.

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Security - Corpse found in Jisr Basha
 

Mon 27/02/2012 19:58


NNA - 27/2/2012 - Lebanese citizen Wadih Ibrahim Zakhem, born 1978, was found bloodstained today in Jisr Basha locality, National News Agency correspondent reported on Monday.

In details, Zakhem was shot in the head and is believed to have received the bullet from a very close distance as a pistol was found next to the body.

Forensics rushed to the scene and immediately opened investigation into the incident.

 

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Security - 23 civilians injured in a bus accident along Nabatiyeh Highway
 

Sun 26/02/2012 21:14

NNA - 26/2/2012 - National News Agency correspondent has reported that 23 civilians from the town of Houla - Casa of Marj'Ayoun in South Lebanon, have been injured Sunday as a result of a bus accident along the Nabatiyeh Highway.
In details, the bus which was transporting the 23 civilians along the Haboush-Nabatiyeh Highway accidentally toppled on the way; thus, resulting in several injuries amongst its passengers. The 23 civilians were on their way back to their hometown after participating in a television program broadcasted by "OTV" Station.
 

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Security - Eight Syrian casualties admitted to hospitals in North
 

Sun 26/02/2012 17:51

NNA - 26/02/2012 - Eight Syrian casualties were whisked across the Syro-Lebanese border in the north-east of the country into Akkar and Tripoli hospitals, NNA field reporter said today. The condition of all 8 was not disclosed.
G.G./P.BC.

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Security - Road accident kills two
 

Sun 26/02/2012 13:05

NNA - 26/02/2012 A gruesome car crash south of Beirut on Sunday led to the death of two, NNA correspondent reported.

Hanaa Ali Aayash and Ghassan Shehab Aalayle were killed in a car accident on Giyyeh highway. Two others were injured and rushed to hospital in Beirut.

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Security - A bomb found in Ras El-Ain
 

Sat 25/02/2012 22:58

NNA - 25/2/2012 - National News Agency field correspondent reported that a bomb was found Saturday evening hidden inside a "carton box" located in the town of Deir Kanoun in Ras El-Ain, south-east of Tyre. Security apparatuses arrived immediately at the scene to investigate the matter, enforcing a security blockade in the region.
 

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Security - 9 Injured Syrians admitted into hospitals in the North
 

Sat 25/02/2012 21:43

NNA - 25/2/2012 - National News Agency field correspondent in the North reported Saturday that 9 injured Syrians were allowed into Lebanon via the northern Lebanese-Syrian borders. Lebanese Red Cross ambulances transferred the injured civilians into a number of hospitals in Akkar and the North.
 

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Security - Army night flights over Beirut, Riyak and Qlay'aat
 

Sat 25/02/2012 19:11

NNA - 25/2/2012 - Lebanese Army Command - Guidance Directorate - issued a communiqu�, in which it indicated that on February 27, 28 & 29, 2012, Army helicopters shall execute night flights over naval bases in Beirut, Riyak and Qlay'aat.
 

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Security - Casualties of unrest hospitalized in the Bekaa and North
 

Sat 25/02/2012 14:48

NNA - 25/02/2012 - Ten casualties of unrest in Syria were treated for injuries in the cross-border clinic of the village of Kaa today. Lebanese Red Cross spokesperson disclosed earlier that 20 more casualties received treatment in an unspecified number of hospitals in North Lebanon.
 

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Security - Casualties of unrest hospitalized in the Bekaa and North
 

Sat 25/02/2012 14:48

NNA - 25/02/2012 - Ten casualties of unrest in Syria were treated for injuries in the cross-border clinic of the village of Kaa today. Lebanese Red Cross spokesperson disclosed earlier that 20 more casualties received treatment in an unspecified number of hospitals in North Lebanon.
 

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Security - New commander for UNIFIL Maritime Task Force assumes control
 

Sat 25/02/2012 13:51

NNA - 25/02/2012 The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Maritime Task Force (MTF) underwent Saturday a transfer of command from Rear Admiral Luiz Henrique Caroli (Brazil) to Rear Admiral Wagner Lopes de Moraes Zamith (Brazil).

The hand-over ceremony aboard the Brazilian Flagship Frigate UNIAO was attended by UNIFIL Force Commander Major-General Paolo Serra, Lebanese Navy Commander Rear Admiral Nazih Baroudi, senior officers from Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and UNIFIL as well as representatives from countries contributing troops to UNIFIL.

UNIFIL-MTF has been deployed at the request of the Lebanese Government to assist the Lebanese Navy to help prevent the unauthorized entry of arms or related material by sea into Lebanon. UNIFIL-MTF also has been working closely with the Lebanese Navy on training and capacity building programs.

"The Lebanese Navy has demonstrated, time and again, its professionalism and outstanding commitment towards securing Lebanese waters," Major-General Serra said, "through its monitoring activities, the MTF is playing a vital preventive role by warding off attempts at illegal arms trafficking, while also having a positive effect on the security of the merchant traffic in the area."

Rear Admiral Zamith said he was looking forward to his task. "I reiterate my commitment to maintaining the high level of relationship between the Maritime Task Force and the Lebanese Navy. We shall continuously strive to strengthen our ties of friendship and cooperation."

Since the start of its operations on 15 October 2006, MTF has hailed around 42,900 ships and referred nearly 1,750 vessels to the Lebanese authorities for further inspections.

A total of 15 countries have contributed to the MTF in these years: Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.

UNIFIL-MTF currently comprises naval units from Bangladesh (2 ships), Brazil (1 ship - Flagship), Germany (3 ships), Greece (1 ship), Indonesia (1 ship) and Turkey (1 ship). Out of UNIFIL�s nearly 12,000 military personnel from 37 contributing countries, about 1,050 officers and sailors are currently deployed in the MTF.
 

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Security - Italian, Lebanese army combine forces in mine clearance
 

Sat 25/02/2012 13:33

NNA - 25/02/2012 Italian authorities offered special demining equipment to the Lebanese army via two technical agreements signed Saturday in Yarzeh.

Lebanon has suffered from cluster bombs and mines throughout its conflict with Israel, specifically after the Hezbollah-Israeli clash in July 2006.

Brigadier Nabil Abou Haydar represented Lebanese Army Commander during the signing, while present from the Italian side were Italian Ambassador to Lebanon Giuseppe Morabito, and Military Attache General Michel Sandry.

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Security - Qahwaji meets Cypriot diplomat, MP Sahili
 

Fri 24/02/2012 14:43

NNA - 24/2/2012 - Lebanese Army Commander, General Jean Qahwaji, on Friday met with Cypriot ambassador to Lebanon, Homer Mavrommatis, over the cooperation between both the Lebanese and Cypriot armies.

Qahwaji later met at his office in Yarze with MP Nawwar Sahili, heading a delegation comprising former Deputies Jamil Chammas, Abdullah Farhat, and Mesbah Alahdab.

Lebanese ambassador in Washington, Antoine Chedid, also visited Qahwaji today and discussed with him the current general situation.

R.A.H./A.B.

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Security - Israel breaches Southern airspace
 

Fri 24/02/2012 12:19

NNA - 24/2/2012 - "yesterday at 22:10, an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated the Lebanese airspace over Rmeish village, executing circular flights above South region, and left at 6:10 over Naqoura," as issued Friday by the Lebanese Army command - orientation directorate.
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Security - Armenian youths ransack Turkish fair
 

Fri 24/02/2012 10:23

NNA - 24/2/2012 - A number of Armenian youths ransacked a Turkish university exhibition at Monroe hotel in Beirut Central District.

According to security sources, the Armenian youths distributed leaflets on human rights but the incident soon developed into a fist fight between the youths and the organizers of the fair, causing the injury of Mazen Traboulsi.

The youths ransacked the fair before the security forces stepped in and rounded up a number of perpetrators.

In another development, two unidentified men on a motorcycle intercepted a Syrian worker and robbed him at knife point $350 which was in his wallet and identification papers.

The assailants stabbed the Syrian citizen on his shoulder to immobilize him.

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Security - Blue Line violations top Naqoura tripartite meeting
 

Thu 23/02/2012 18:27

NNA - 23/2/2012 - A joint military Lebanese-Israeli-UNIFIL meeting in Naqoura today skimmed through the array of violations of the Blue Line, especially at Kafr Kila borderline village in the South, National News Agency correspondent reported on Thursday.

The special tripartite meeting gathered senior officers from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), Israeli Army, and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), under the chairmanship of the peacekeeping force Commander, Major General Paolo Serra.

"The meeting was called to assist the parties in putting in place additional security measures along the Blue Line in the Kafr Kila area in order to minimize the scope for sporadic tensions or any misunderstandings that could lead to escalation of the situation," a press statement by the UNIFIL quoted Serra as saying.

He indicated herein that discussions were constructive, whereby both parties were clearly interested in enhancing security in the area.

He said that the Israeli party presented its plan to construct a wall to replace the existing Israeli technical fence. "The wall will be on the line where the technical fence is at present."

"UNIFIL achieved full understanding both with LAF as well as with IDF on the scope and technical details of the works that are to be carried out. UNIFIL's primary endeavour will be now to enable necessary security during the works and to ensure that there is no violation of the Blue Line in the process," he noted.

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Security - Enemy jets fly over Bekaa
 

Wed 22/02/2012 19:36

NNA - 22/2/2012 - An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated, at 8:50 am today, the Lebanese airspace off Kfarkela, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Wednesday.

It added that the jet effectuated the usual u-shaped maneuver over Bekaa and north regions, and left at 1:50 pm from above Naqoura village.

 

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Security - Serra calls for extraordinary tripartite meeting tomorrow
 

Wed 22/02/2012 18:55

NNA - 2/2/2012 UNIFIL General Commander Paulo Serra called for an extraordinary tripartite meeting tomorrow for senior officers of Lebanese Armed Forces and Israeli army, at Ras Naqoura UN post, to discuss additional security measures along the Blue Line in the surroundings of Kferkela town. "The extra measures aim at further consecrating stability there and prevent tensions at the Blue Line," a statement by UNIFIL said.

This area has witnessed in the past incidents that caused tension between the two sides, a statement by UNIFIL said.

Serra also disclosed that both the Lebanese and Israeli sides have underlined during his contacts with them that they do not want problems along the Blue Line. Both sides solicited UNIFIL's assistance for adopting additional security measures at the mentioned area, to avoid any escalatory incident that won't serve the interest of any side.
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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Tue 21/02/2012 19:30

NNA - 21/2/2012 - Eight Israeli warplanes violated at 10:02 am today the Lebanese airspace off the South, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Tuesday.

It added that the jets left at 11:45 am from above Naqoura, after effectuating the usual circular maneuver over all the Lebanese regions.
 

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Security - Singh: Israeli forces to execute maintenance work in Aytaroun
 

Tue 21/02/2012 13:32

NNA - 21/02/2012 - The United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) had been notified by Israeli forces of the latter's intention to execute maintenance work at Aytaroun's technical concertina wires - Bint Jbeil District - South Lebanon, UNIFIL official spokesman, Neeraj Singh, said on Tuesday.

Singh also affirmed that UNIFIL and Lebanese Army troops would be deployed in the area to ensure that there would be no violation of the Blue Line.

Singh also affirmed that South Lebanon currently enjoyed a state of clam.
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Security - Israeli reconnaissance war plane violates south and Beirut space
 

Tue 21/02/2012 12:31

NNA - 21/2/2012 - An Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated on Monday at 6:10 am the Lebanese air space over Naqoura Village and executed circular maneuvers over the south and Beirut regions, then left at 18:15 towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.
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Security - Israel breaches Lebanon's sovereignty
 

Tue 21/02/2012 10:43

NNA - 21/2/2012 - Israeli warplanes violated minutes ago the Lebanese airspace, flying on medium altitude over Rashaya, as well as the Western and Eastern Sector's villages, towards Bekaa, as reported Tuesday by our NNA correspondent.
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Security - ISF arrest 58 persons for criminal acts
 

Tue 21/02/2012 09:50

NNA - 21/2/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 58 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 20th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Tuesday.

The crimes involved shooting, libel and slander on internet, robberies, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, killing attempt, prostitution, fraud and forgery.

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Security - Enemy warplanes rove Lebanese airspace
 

Mon 20/02/2012 20:14

NNA - 20/2/2012 - An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated, at 9:00 am today, the Lebanese airspace off Naqoura village, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Monday.

It added that the spying jet left at 3:05 pm after effectuating the usual circular maneuver over Beirut.

Later at noon, four Israeli warplanes flew over Alma Shaab town and executed u-shaped flights above the different Lebanese regions.


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Security - ISF arrest 57 persons for criminal acts
 

Mon 20/02/2012 08:46

NNA - 20/2/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 57 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 18th and 19th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Monday.

The crimes involved illegal entry, shooting, assaulting police member, robberies, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, killing attempt, facilitating prostitution, fraud and forgery.

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Security - Syrian shot in the eye
 

Sat 18/02/2012 17:44

NNA - 18/02/2012 - Wounded Syrian national from the embattled city of Homs has been transported in critical condition to a Baalbek hospital by the Lebanese Red Cross today. The casualty presumably received a shot from a hidden sniper in the eye on the Syrian side of the border, NNA filed reporter said.

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Security - Adjutant laid to rest today
 

Sat 18/02/2012 17:30

NNA - 18/02/2012 - Army adjutant Husein Wihbeh died of injuries sustained during last week's armed clashes between Baal-Muhsen and Tabbaneh/Tripoli.
He was laid to rest at his Bekaa home village of Nabi-Uthman in presence of army comrades-in-arms and family members.

Acting at the behest of Army commander Kahwaji, Col. Sabbouh Murtada eulogized the fallen officer and commended him for his devotion and self-sacrifice in the line duty.
 

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Security - Red Cross transports injured Syrian to Bekaa
 

Sat 18/02/2012 14:40

NNA - 18/02/2012 A wounded Syrian national was rushed to hospital Saturday with the aid of the Red Cross, NNA field correspondent reported.

The injured man was taken to Dar al Amal Hospital in Baalbek by way of Qaa border town.

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Security - Rifi tackles security situation with German Ambassador
 

Fri 17/02/2012 16:15
NNA - 17/02/2012 - Internal Security Forces (ISF) Chief, Major-General Ashraf Rifi, met over the general security situation in the country with German Ambassador to Lebanon, Brigitta Siefker-Eberle.

The diplomat, who came to ISF Chief's casern office on Friday, also discussed with Rifi ways to boost cooperation and coordination between both countries.
 

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Security - Bus drivers stage sit-in
 

Fri 17/02/2012 09:56

NNA - 17/2/2012 - A number of drivers of public buses staged a sit-in on Friday morning in Choueifat, intersection of Saint Michael and Kfarchima Bridge, according to NNA correspondent.

In details, the drivers tried to take down a number of passengers from the vans demanding an increase in tariffs.

ISF (Internal Security Forces) are tackling the problem.

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Security - ISF arrest 45 persons for criminal acts
 

Fri 17/02/2012 09:18

NNA - 17/2/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 45 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 16th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Friday.

The crimes involved illegal entry, shooting, beating, robberies, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, fraud and forgery.

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Security - Israeli planes fly over Lebanon
 

Thu 16/02/2012 20:54

NNA - 16/02/2012 Four Israeli fighter planes entered Lebanese airspace Thursday, according to a statement by Lebanese army.

At 13:37 four Israeli planes entered via Kfarkilla village, flew over various Lebanese regions, and then departed at 15:22 following the same route.

R.Z.

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Security - Israel releases Khaled El-Muhammad
 

Thu 16/02/2012 14:09

NNA - 16/2/2012 - The Red Cross International Committee Thursday transferred from the Palestinian occupied territories, through Naqoura border gate, Lebanese citizen Khaled Diab El-Muhammad (55 years old, from Wazzani) who was released by the Israeli occupation forces.

Muhammad was arrested by Israelis four years ago and accused of drug trafficking to Palestine, as reported by our NNA correspondent.

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Security - Citizen strangled to death in his apartment
 

Thu 16/02/2012 11:47

NNA - 16/2/2012 - A citizen was found dead on Thursday firmly tied to a chair inside his apartment in Jal El-Dib.
Investigations have showed thus far that the man has been strangled to death, as reported by our NNA correspondent.
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Security - Teenager killed in house fire
 

Thu 16/02/2012 11:12

NNA - 16/2/2012 - Ahmad Ibrahim Hajj Ahmad (14 years) died while his parents and brothers suffered suffocation when a fire broke out at their home in Ghaziyeh, according to NNA correspondent.

Ali, Wehbeh and Nadine are in a critical condition while Zahra and the parents' are in a stable condition.

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Security - Corpse found inside garage
 

Thu 16/02/2012 09:57

NNA - 16/2/2012 - The corpse of the Lebanese (Nassib Bathish 54 years) with a gun shot in the head was found inside the garage of his house in Mary Village, according to NNA correspondent.

Security apparatuses are investigating the circumstances of this incident.

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Security - ISF arrest 57 persons for criminal acts
 

Thu 16/02/2012 09:46

NNA - 16/2/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 57 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 15th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Thursday.

The crimes involved killing, illegal entry, beating, robberies, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, fraud and forgery.

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Security - LAF, UNIFIL Conduct Joint Live Firing Exercise
 

Wed 15/02/2012 17:16

NNA - 15/2/2012 - The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) carried out a joint live firing exercise combining artillery and machine gun fire near UNIFIL Headquarters in Naqoura, a press release by the UNIFIL's public information office said on Wednesday.

Named "Neptune Thunder", the military exercise is periodically carried out by LAF and UNIFIL forces.

On UNIFIL's part, the exercise led by the Force Commander Reserve (FCR) saw the participation of more contingents than on previous occasions. These included the UNIFIL Sector West Mobile Reserve, Belgian, Irish, Italian and South Korean Battalions, as well as Indonesian Force Protection, Malaysian, Portuguese Engineer and Slovenian Reconnaissance Companies.

The joint exercise is meant to enhance co-operation between LAF and UNIFIL and to help improve the skills and expertise.

Lebanese Navy ships and UNIFIL Maritime Task Force were deployed to ensure safety at sea during the joint military exercise.
 

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Security - Enemy reconnaissance plane breaches Lebanese airspace
 

Tue 14/02/2012 23:00

NNA - 14/2/2012 - Lebanese Army Command - Guidance Directorate - issued a communiqu� Tuesday evening, in which it indicated that at 7:00 a.m. an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated Lebanese airspace over the Southern town of Al-Naqoura. The enemy plane effected circular over-flights covering the South region, and then left at 14:25 while flying over the aforementioned town.
 

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Security - Israeli reconnaissance plane breaches Lebanese airspace
 

Tue 14/02/2012 20:25

NNA - 14/2/2012 - In a communiqu� by the Lebanese Army Command - Guidance Directorate, it indicated that at the hour 22:55 Monday, an Israeli reconnaissance plane breached the Lebanese airspace over the town of Al-Naqoura in South Lebanon. The enemy plane flew in circular manner over various Lebanese areas in the South, Beqaa and the North, and then left at 14:10 Tuesday, while flying over the aforementioned town.
 

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Security - New Israeli breaches of Lebanon's airspace
 

Tue 14/02/2012 13:03

NNA - 14/02/2012 Lebanese Army Orientation Directorate issued a statement Tuesday informing citizens that at various intervals on Monday three Israeli spy drones entered Lebanon via Naqoura village, south Lebanon.

The fighter jets flew over Bekaa, south and north of the country, with the last plane exiting shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday.

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Security - One killed in brawl at ISF Nabaa checkpoint
 

Mon 13/02/2012 20:04

NNA - 13/2/2012 - One got killed in a brawl at an Internal Security Forces checkpoint in Nabaa locality Monday, and another was injured.

In details, a black Chevrolet, with tinted windows and a rear license plate number 280527/O, absconded an ISF checkpoint in Nabaa and hit one officer. Another officer subsequently opened fire on the fleeing car.

National News Agency correspondent reported that the gunfire killed Mounir Mounir Zeaiter and injured Ali Hatem Zeaiter.


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Security - (UPDATED) Fire outbreak in ABC
 

Mon 13/02/2012 15:22

NNA - 13/2/2012 - A fire broke out today in ABC-Ashrafieh, National News Agency correspondent reported on Monday.

Firemen, backed by Civil Defense vehicles, rushed into the building and worked on extinguishing the fire.

Beirut Fire Fighting Department said its units managed to control the expansion of fire, which sparked at Leila Restaurant on the mall's upper floor, due to an electric friction.


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Security - Fire outbreak in ABC
 

Mon 13/02/2012 14:51

NNA - 13/2/2012 - A fire broke out today in ABC-Ashrafieh, National News Agency correspondent reported on Monday.

Firemen, backed by Civil Defense vehicles, rushed into the building and worked on extinguishing the fire.

Beirut Fire Fighting Department said its units managed to control the expansion of fire, which sparked at the mall's upper floor.


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Security - ISF arrest 69 persons for criminal acts
 

Mon 13/02/2012 09:35

NNA - 13/2/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 69 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 11th and 12th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Friday.

The crimes involved killing, illegal entry, threatening, robberies, shooting, kidnapping, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, prostitution, fraud and forgery.

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Security - Fresh Israel breach of Lebanese airspace
 

Sun 12/02/2012 17:23

NNA - 12/02/2012 - Four Israeli warplanes effected a fresh breach of Lebanese airspace over the southern village of Kfarkila. The formation of enemy warplanes effected a u-turn maneuver which carried it over all of Lebanese territory. All in all, the Israeli over-flight lasted for more than an hour. This according to a military communique by Yarzeh-based Army Guidance Department today.
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Security - Israeli scouting plane breaches Lebanese airspace
 

Sun 12/02/2012 15:12

NNA - 12/02/2012 Lebanese Army Orientation Directorate issued Sunday a communiqu� stating that at 12:10 after midnight, an Israeli spy plane entered Lebanon over Naqoura, South Lebanon.

The plane effectuated circular flights over entire southern region, and then left at 6:40 Sunday morning, exiting via Rmeish village.
 

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Security - Past five years most peaceful in south - Serra
 

Sun 12/02/2012 15:01

NNA - 12/02/2012 UNIFIL Force Commander, Major-General Paolo Serra, is proud of the success of his contingents in keeping the peace in south Lebanon, announcing Sunday that the past five years were the quietest in the turbulent region of the country.

Serra, who recently assumed his position with the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL), patronized the handing over of posts between fifteenth and sixteenth Spanish battalions in the presence of Spanish Ambassador in the south.

Placing a garland over tombs of fallen Spanish soldiers, the General contended that cooperation between the peace keeping forces and Lebanese army was continuous. He insisted that for peace to reign over the south all parties must respect UN resolution 1701.
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Security - Rally in Tyre demands Bassil�s resignation
 

Sun 12/02/2012 13:09

NNA - 13/02/2012 Residents of Tyre blocked Sunday the entrance to the southern city in protest against electricity blackouts and corruption at the Ministry of Energy; however, the army later reopened it, NNA correspondent reported.
Lebanon has constantly suffered from electricity rationing, with areas outside the capital afflicted the most. Energy Minister Gibran Bassil has warned that the situation may further deteriorate.

Protestors held a sit-in outside Electricite du Liban, and cautioned that they planned to take further more severe measures in case no one heeded their warning. The protestors shouted slogans demanding Bassil�s resignation.
 

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Security - Kidnappers release Syrian, demand hefty ransom
 

Sun 12/02/2012 12:10

NNA - 13/02/2012 One of the kidnapped Syrians was released in Bekaa at dawn Sunday, as his abductors demanded two million US Dollars in order to release his two remaining brothers and one of his workers, NNA correspondent reported.
Oussama Abed al Raouf was kidnapped Saturday in Bekaa as he entered Lebanese territories from Syria along with his two brothers Imad and Hisham and an employee of theirs named Khaled Hamady.
Kidnappers set Oussama free at 1:30 a.m. Sunday on Ablah road and demanded he bring the sum of two million US Dollars soon for the sake of the three men left behind.
 

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Security - Peace returns to Tripoli
 

Sun 12/02/2012 11:50

NNA - 13/02/2012 After two bloody days of fighting, calm is restored in the northern localities of Bab Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohssen, NNA correspondent reported Sunday.
A violent clash broke out shortly after Friday prayers between Sunnis of Bab Tabbaneh and Alawaites of Jabal Mohssen, both located in Tripoli. The army mobilized its troops and was able to restore peace.
Residents of both areas were ready to go back to their homes and businesses, as they carefully checked for damages and losses caused by the spur of violence.
It is to be noted that life went on as usual in the rest of Tripoli.
 

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Security - 3 Syrians kidnapped in Beqaa
 

Sat 11/02/2012 21:40

NNA - 11/2/2012 - National News Agency correspondent in Zahle reported that a kidnap operation occurred Saturday in the area of Taanayel in Mid Beqaa along the Damascus Highway. In details of the incident, a vehicle carrying 4 armed anonymous men intercepted a Syrian "Mazda Jeep" as it was on its way coming from the Lebanese-Syrian borders near the Masnaa area, with 3 Syrians inside. The 3 Syrian citizens were kidnapped and taken to an unknown direction.
Lebanese Security Forces and Army arrived immediately at the scene, surrounded the area where the kidnap incident occurred, and began investigations to track down the kidnappers.
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Security - Army pursues its deployment along the Northern borders
 

Sat 11/02/2012 21:27

NNA - 11/2/2012 - National News Agency field correspondent in Akkar reported that Lebanese Army officers and soldiers are pursuing their inspection of advanced locations along the Lebanese-Syrian borders in the areas of "Wadi Khaled and Jabal Akroum," namely in the vicinity of Kanissah, Qarha and Hneider villages' triangle. The Army also pursued its security measures in the region and its deployment along the borders.
It is to note that the joint force for controlling and monitoring the borders, situated in several locations along the border monitoring points, has established a "mud fence" at the illegitimate passage way in Wadi Khaled, which has been totally closed.
Furthermore, three wounded Syrians were allowed into Lebanese territories through the Beqaa, whereby Lebanese Red Cross ambulances rushed them to hospitals in the North region.
 

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Security - Army crack-down on armed elements in Tripoli
 

Sat 11/02/2012 15:50

NNA - 11/02/2012 - Army crack-down on armed elements in Tripoli continued overnight with the arrest of an unspecified number of trouble-makers, according to Yarzeh Based Army Guidance Department communiqu� today.

Army troops carried out house-to-house searches for arms and men in the areas of Tabbaneh and Baal-Mohsen of Tripoli. Cashes of arms and ammunitions were seized following the firing of a grenade at an army APC, the military spokes person said.

The army command stated its determination to crack-down mercilessly on whoever engages in firing against army personnel or civilians alike.

All those responsible for trouble making would be arrested without warning, the army command statement concluded.

G.G./R.K.
 

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Security - Tripoli security update
 

Sat 11/02/2012 13:22

NNA - 11/02/2012 - A car driver at Mallouleh road junction/Tripoli was hit and transported to a local hospital. The condition of the driver thought to have been hit by a stray bullet is not yet accounted for.

About 10 army Armed Personnel Carriers (APC's) took up position between Baal-Mohsen and Tabbaneh, NNA field reporters said.

At the Islamic philanthropic hospital of Tripoli, two young men wounded in over-night clashes reportedly underwent surgery to remove bullets from their body. They are reported in a pretty grave condition.
 

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Security - Tripoli Clashes Leave One Dead and 2 Injured
 

Sat 11/02/2012 12:46

NNA - 11/02/2012 - Overnight clashes between Baal-Muhsen and Tabbaneh-Gate in Tripoli left one killed and 2 injured. A 17-year-old girl was also hit by cross-fire and is currently undergoing hospitalization at a local Islamic dispensary.

Earlier, one army soldier was treated for injuries sustained while trying to impose a cease-fire between Tabbaneh and Baal-Muhsen. The soldier's own home is reported coming under fire.

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Security - Wounded man dies in Tripoli
 

Sat 11/02/2012 11:52

NNA - 11/02/2012 A man rushed to hospital last night died Saturday morning from gunshot wounds to his body, sustained during Tripoli's violence.

Fighting between Bab Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohssen localities began shortly after Friday prayers and persisted well into the night, despite army deployment.

Naaman Dalaty passed away while doctors were attempting to save him from several gun wounds.

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Security - # Fighting resumes in Ban Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohssen
 

Sat 11/02/2012 11:15

NNA - 11/02/2012 Shelling and bombing reignited Saturday between Bab Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohssen localities in north Lebanon, NNA correspondent reported.

Random shooting confined residents into their homes, as explosions could be heard across Tripoli. The bloody confrontation began Friday, shortly after prayers, between the Sunnis of Bab Tabbaneh and Alawites of Jabal Mohssen.

The Lebanese armed forces retaliated to the sources of gunfire, and continued chasing after culprits in a bit to arrest them.

R.Z.

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Security - Severely wounded man rushed to Tripoli hospital
 

Fri 10/02/2012 22:08

NNA - 10/02/2012 The ongoing violence between Bab Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohssen continued to wreak havoc on civilians as a man was rushed to Tripoli's Philanthropic hospital in critical condition, NNA correspondent reported Friday.

Naaman Dalaty suffered from several gun wounds and is currently undergoing surgery.
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Security - Massive explosion near Jinan College in Tripoli
 

Fri 10/02/2012 21:57

NNA - 10/02/2012 An artillery warehouse exploded in the northern city of Tripoli Friday night, NNA correspondent reported.

The explosion took place close to Jinan College, causing a huge fire to erupt, sweeping over the campus.

R.Z.
 

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Security - Brutal fighting resumes in North Lebanon
 

Fri 10/02/2012 21:09

NNA - 10/02/2012 Clashes between Bab Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen localities in north Lebanon resumed Friday night with increased violence as Tripoli's deputies convened at MP Mohammad Kabbara's home.

NNA correspondent reported two Inerga bombs fell on Bab Tabbaneh as gunfire exchange persisted while explosions could be heard across the city. The brawl between Sunnis of Bab Tabbaneh and Alawites of Jabal Mohsen began today shortly after Friday prayers.

Kabbara gathered at his residence MP Ahmad Karameh, representative of PM Najib Mikati, and other Tripolite officials to find an urgent solution to the fighting.

R.Z.
 

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Security - Shell falls on Zahiryeh
 

Fri 10/02/2012 20:25

NNA - 10/02/2012 Intermittent gunfire in northern localities of Jabal Mohsen and Baba Tabaneh continues, as NNA correspondent reported a shell exploded in Zahiryeh region despite army deployment

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Security - Robbers invade woman's apartment in Dbayeh
 

Fri 10/02/2012 19:48

NNA - 10/02/2012 Five armed robbers broke into an apartment in Dbayeh and stole the sum of fifty thousand US Dollars, including jewelry, while keeping resident at gunpoint.

Ramza Tanious Farhat was alone at her apartment in Bayeh building-Zouk el Kharrab, when burglars stormed her apartment, threatened her with firearms, and fled with cash and jewels.

Antelias police precinct began extensive investigations, as composite pictures of the culprits were made.

R.Z.

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Security - Army mobilizes in Tripoli
 

Fri 10/02/2012 18:41

NNA - 10/2/2012 - Growing tensions between Bab Tebbaneh and Jabal Mohsen in Tripoli Friday prompted the Lebanese Army to deploy units along the separating line between the two localities.

National News Agency correspondent reported that the army had demanded parties at loggerheads withdraw their weapons, with a view to military units deployment in Bab Tebbaneh, mostly Sunnis-inhabited, and Jabal Mohsen, home to the majority of Lebanon's Alawites.

Lebanese military mobilization comes shortly after Army Chief, General Jean Qahwaji, had received instructions from Premier Najib Mikati, currently on a state visit to France, to take necessary measures to curb ongoing incidents and restore calm to the prefecture.

The North localities today witnessed jolting brawls following Friday prayers, with gunfire trade and Energa bombs' tossing wounding at least three citizens, Jihad Mohammad Sabaa, Mohammad Ali Assaad, and Khaled Saidawi.

Taken to task by today's incidents, President of the Republic Michel Sleiman, for his part urged Tripoli locals to abide by the instructions of the army and security forces.

The Army had retaliated to the fire sources with adequate weapons, while contacts continue on all levels, in an effort to restore calm to the region.


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Security - Security brawls in Jabal Mohsen, Bab Tebbaneh
 

Fri 10/02/2012 15:15

NNA - 10/2/2012 - National News Agency correspondent to Tripoli on Friday reported that gunfire could be heard today from the prefecture between Jabal Mohsen and Bab Tebbaneh localities.

Earlier today, the NNA reported that a blast was heard in Syria Street, Bab Tebbaneh.

The explosion is believed to be resulting from a hand grenade or an Energa bomb.

Another blast was heard nearby Haret As-Sayda in Tebbaneh.

R.A.H.

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Security - Israeli reconnaissance war plane violates south air space
 

Fri 10/02/2012 09:52

NNA - 10/2/2012 - An Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated on Thursday at 14:10 the Lebanese air space over Kfarkila Village, executing circular maneuvers over the south region, according to the army directorate.

The plane left at 20:25 towards the occupied territories.

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Security - ISF arrest 95 persons for criminal acts
 

Fri 10/02/2012 09:46

NNA - 10/2/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 95 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 8th and 9th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Friday.

The crimes involved illegal residency, threatening, beating, robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, fraud and forgery.

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Security - Woman retrieved on Friday morning
 

Fri 10/02/2012 09:18

NNA - 10/2/2012 - Suad Yaccoub Akkari (1927) was found on Friday morning in Ashrafieh after she left her home on Thursday morning. She was transferred to her house in Rmeil - Ashrafieh, according to NNA correspondent.

Akkari suffers from blotting in the arteries of the head.

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Security - Girl shot in head in Ruwais
 

Fri 10/02/2012 08:38

NNA - 10/2/2012 - Amani Jamil Younis (born in 1993) was shot in the head while she was present at her home in Ruwais, according to NNA correspondent.

The girl was transferred to the hospital of St. Therese-Hadath.

Immediately, security apparatuses rushed to the scene and opened an investigation to uncover the reasons behind this incident.

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Security - One killed, three wounded in car accident in Dora
 

Fri 10/02/2012 08:30

NNA - 10/2/2012 - One citizen was killed and 3 others were wounded on Thursday midnight in a car accident which occurred between six cars on Dora road, according to NNA correspondent.

The Red Cross transferred them to St. Joseph hospital.

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Security - Lebanese Army patrols along the northern borders with Syria
 

Thu 9/02/2012 22:56

NNA - 9/2/2012 - National News Agency field correspondent in Akkar reported Thursday evening that the Lebanese Army is running patrols along the northern borders with Syria. Several Army tanks were seen heading towards the borderline towns of Hneider and Kanissah.
 

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Security - Lebanese Army patrols along the northern borders with Syria
 

Thu 9/02/2012 22:56

NNA - 9/2/2012 - National News Agency field correspondent in Akkar reported Thursday evening that the Lebanese Army is running patrols along the northern borders with Syria. Several Army tanks were seen heading towards the borderline towns of Hneider and Kanissah.
 

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Security - UNIFIL Spokesman: Israel gave prior notification to UNIFIL of its laying concertina wires
 

Thu 9/02/2012 22:47

NNA - 9/2/2012 - In a statement by UNIFIL Official Spokesman, Neeraj Singh, Thursday evening, he indicated that, "On the night of 7-8 February, in the general area of El Adeisse, IDF laid concertina wires to mark the minefield after prior notification to UNIFIL. During this time, UNIFIL troops were deployed in the area to ensure that there was no violation of the Blue Line."
Responding to a question whether Lebanon had reservations concerning the abovementioned area, Singh stated that, "UNIFIL is aware of Lebanon's territorial reservations in this area. However, in the year 2000 both Lebanon and Israel undertook to respect the Blue Line as identified by the United Nations, notwithstanding their respective reservations."
Asked if the Israeli forces crossed the technical fence, Singh said, "They did cross the technical fence, but the Israeli technical fence is not the Blue Line and in this area there is a distance between the technical fence and the Blue Line."
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Security - 3 bomb explosions heard in Tabaneh
 

Thu 9/02/2012 22:30

NNA - 9/2/2012 - National News Agency field correspondent in Tripoli reported that three bomb explosions were heard in the area of Tabaneh Thursday evening .
 

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Security - Israeli troop penetrates Lebanese borders in Adeysseh
 

Thu 9/02/2012 18:54

NNA - 9/2/2012 - National News Agency field correspondent in Nabatiyeh reported Thursday that 500 meters away from the position of the military confrontation between the Lebanese Army and the Israeli occupation forces which occurred in 2010 in the town of Adeysseh in South Lebanon, the enemy forces renewed their violation of Lebanese sovereignty by penetrating into Lebanese territories across the "Blue Line." In details, a troop of 20 enemy soldiers violated the Lebanese borderline in the town of Adeysseh at dawn Thursday, and put up of barbed wires 75 meters away from the borderline into Lebanese territories. The Israeli troop took two hours to complete their mission, violating the UN Understanding that prohibits the penetration of any soldier or any change in the territories protected by said agreement.
UNIFIL peace-keeping forces and Lebanese security forces arrived at the scene in the event of the staged barbed wires. A Lebanese Army team also inspected the Israeli "Blue Line" violation while the enemy occupation forces spread along military points nearby the borderline.
 

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Security - Syrian maimed in landmine explosion
 

Thu 9/02/2012 15:37

09/02/2012 - An anti-personnel landmine went up at the passage of a Syrian farmer from the village of Mshayrfeh. He was apparently trying to cross the Syro-Lebanese borderline in order to seek asylum when he sustained serious injuries with both legs amputated.

He was hospitalized at Lady Qobeiat Hospital but the gravity of his condition required an emergency transportation to Tripoli government hospital. He is reported in serious condition.

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Security - Engineer Maroun dies in roof collapse
 

Wed 8/02/2012 14:43

NNA - 8/2/2012 - Engineer Maroun Youssef Maroun (born in 1966) died Wednesday when a cement roof collapse on a construction site collapsed, during the rehabilitation of one of Batroun's resorts.

Security Forces rushed to the scene and started their inquiry to uncover the reasons behind the collapse.

Maroun's body was transferred to Batroun hospital.
D.K.
 

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Security - Citizen abducted in Ghadir roundabout
 

Wed 8/02/2012 10:37

NNA - 8/2/2012 - Unidentified gunmen in a Mercedes and BMW cars abducted at gunpoint a driver of a Nissan car near Ghadir roundabout and whisked him to an unknown destination.

Mrayjeh police station opened an investigation to determine the identity of the kidnappers.

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Security - Charbel presides central Security Council's meeting
 

Tue 7/02/2012 14:39

NNA - 07/02/2012 - Interior and Municipalities Minister Marwan Charbel on Tuesday presided over a meeting for the central Security Council at his ministry.

The meeting was attended by Prosecutor Judge Saeed Mirza, Internal Security Forces Director General Ashraf Rifi, Army Intelligence Director Edmund Fadel, State Security senior George Qaraa, and other dignitaries and officers.

The meeting discussed the current security situation on the local level, adopting a series of security decisions undeclared so far.
 

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Security - Riots storm Roumieh prison
 

Tue 7/02/2012 12:11

NNA - 07/02/2012 - A number of prisoners staged riots at Roumieh prisons on Tuesday once their request to be transferred to another prison had been turned down.

Security forces immediate adopted strict measure to contain the riot rampage, and bring things back to order.
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Security - Israeli reconnaissance war plane violates south air space
 

Tue 7/02/2012 11:04

NNA - 7/2/2012 - Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated on Monday at 7:15 the Lebanese air space over Rmeish Village and executed circular maneuvers over the south region, then left at 12:55 towards the occupied territories.

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Security - ISF arrest 57 persons for criminal acts
 

Tue 7/02/2012 10:45

NNA - 7/2/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 57 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 6th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Tuesday.

The crimes involved illegal entry, threatening, robberies, shooting, libel and slander, threatening, drug related crimes, fraud and forgery.

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Security - Israeli breach of Lebanese airspace, Army
 

Mon 6/02/2012 19:34

NNA - 6/2/2012 - The Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate on Monday issued the following communique:

"As of 7:15 this morning, two Israeli warplanes violated the Lebanese airspace, where they effectuated a circular maneuver off the South, Beirut, and Mount Lebanon; they left respectively at 15:00 towards the Occupied Zone.

At 9:00 this morning, four Israeli warplanes flew over the sea off Naoura, conducted the u-shaped flight over the different Lebanese regions, and then left at 10:00 from above Naqoura."


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Security - Families trade fire in Sherwane Street
 

Mon 6/02/2012 18:16

NNA - 6/2/2012 - A dispute between families Al-Haloush and Al-Wehbe erupted today and developed into a fire shooting, in Sherwane Street, Baalbeck, causing no injuries, National News Agency correspondent reported on Monday.


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Security - Israeli reconnaissance jets fly over south
 

Mon 6/02/2012 11:03

NNA - 6/2/2012 - "Yesterday at 7:15, an Israeli reconnaissance plane breached Lebanon's airspace above Rmeish village, executing circular flights over Sothern villages. The plane left today, Monday, at 3:00 above Alma Al-Shaab," as per the communique issued by the Lebanese Army Command - Orientation Directorate.

Also, at 12:37 a similar jet flew over Alma Al-Shaab and executed circular flights above South, before leaving at 17:15.
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Security - ISF arrest 129 persons for criminal acts
 

Mon 6/02/2012 09:49

NNA - 6/2/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 129 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Monday.

The crimes involved illegal residency, threatening, robberies, shooting, deserting the army, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, fraud and forgery.

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Security - Fire extinguished in factory
 

Mon 6/02/2012 08:21

NNA - 6/2/2012 - Fire fighters put off this morning a big blaze that swept an aluminum factory owned by Paul Khashan in the industrial zone between Jeita and Zouk Mosbeh.

Black smoke which bellowed from the factory covered the sky, stretching all the way to Amsheit in the north and Metn villages in the south.

Fire trucks and ambulance cars rushed to the scene of the incident to extinguish the raging fire.

Security forces opened an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.

There were no human casualties and the damages were confined to material.

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Security - Enemy warplanes' aerial breach over Lebanese areas
 

Sun 5/02/2012 23:39

NNA - 5/2/2012 - Lebanese Army Command - Guidance Directorate, issued a communiqu� Sunday evening, in which it indicated that at 12:30 p.m. 4 Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese airspace over the town of Kfarkila in South Lebanon. The 4 enemy warplanes flew in circular manner over various Lebanese areas, and then left at the hour 13:45 while flying over the town of Alma El-Shaeb in the South.
 

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Security - Energa bomb explodes in Tripoli
 

Sun 5/02/2012 23:12

NNA - 5/2/2012 - National News Agency delegate in Tripoli reported that an Energa bomb was heard exploding in the 'wheat market" located between Jabal Mohsen and Bab El-Tebaneh in Tripoli Sunday evening. No causalities were reported.
 

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Security - Two Israeli reconnaissance planes violate Lebanese airspace
 

Sun 5/02/2012 19:49

NNA - 5/2/2012 - Lebanese Army Command - Guidance Directorate - issued a communiqu� Sunday evening, in which it indicated that at 6:05 a.m., two Israeli reconnaissance planes violated the Lebanese airspace over the Southern towns of Al-Naqoura and Shebaa Farms. Both enemy planes flew in circular manner over various areas on the South, Riyaq, Baalbek and West Beqaa, and then left at the hour 12:15 p.m. while flying over the Southern towns of Alma El-Shaeb and Kfarkila.
 

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Security - Girl drowns in icy water
 

Sun 5/02/2012 14:57

NNA - 05/02/2012 A Sunday hike in Kfardebian turned into a tragedy for two youths who attempted to cross over an icy pond, but fell through the cracks, with one of them saved and the other lost to the freezing water.

Hiba Ali Rmeid (17 years old), her brother Ahmad, and a group of their friends were enjoying the snowy mountains of Lebanon between Faraya and Kfardebian when the siblings decided to cross over a frozen pond. The ice could not sustain their weight and cracked underneath their feet as they both drowned.

Civil defense teams struggled to save the victims, but were only able to locate and retrieve Ahmed. He was rushed to Saint George Hospital in neighboring Ajaltoun.

Head of maritime rescue team continued his attempts to rescue Hiba, with hypothermia as her main enemy.

R.Z.

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Security - ISF crack-down on street beggars
 

Sun 5/02/2012 14:25

NNA - 05/02/2012 Streets of Lebanon, particularly in the capital, have recently witnessed an alarming and rapid increase in number of tramps roaming around, which prompted Internal Security Forces (ISF) to go on a campaign to remove them.

The security forces issued a report stating that this campaign has taken effect in Beirut, Mount Lebanon, North, South and Bekaa regions, with a total of 93 beggars and 20 criminals taken off the streets.

R.Z.

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Security - Israeli Aereal breach over Western Bekaa
 

Sun 5/02/2012 13:22

NNA - 05/02/2012 - Heavy Israeli over-flights were signaled Sunday, at medium altitude over the Western sector of the Bekaa National News Agency (NNA) field correspondents reported today.

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Security - Abducted Syrian business man released
 

Sun 5/02/2012 11:50

NNA - 05/02/2012 Kidnapped Syrian businessman Mohammad Ghayath Jaby was set free Sunday after being kidnapped in Lebanon, NNA correspondent reported from Baalbek.

Jaby was with his driver on Massnah highway two days ago when armed men cut-off the road for him and forced him out of his car, leaving his driver unharmed and free.

His wife reportedly negotiated with the kidnappers without alerting security apparatuses. She agreed to pay one million Syrian Liras in addition to giving up some of her jewelry in return for her husband's freedom.

R.Z.

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Security - Two hand bombs explode in Tripoli
 

Sat 4/02/2012 21:27

NNA - 4/2/2012 - National News Agency reporter in Tripoli indicated that two hand bombs were heard exploding in the area of "Al-Omary" between Bab El-Tebaneh and Jabal Mohsen Saturday evening. No casualties were reported.
 

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Security - Breaking and entering in Rashaya
 

Sat 4/02/2012 15:29

NNA - 04/02/2012 Unknown burglars broke into the home of a resident in Daher Ahmar-Rashaya Friday night, and stole the sum of 20 million Lebanese Liras, NNA correspondent reported.

Sleiman Serhal was the victim of burglary, as jewels, a laptop and other valuables were taken from his home. The Internal Security Forces promptly attended the scene and began an intensive investigation.
R.Z.

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Security - Israeli air breach yesterday
 

Sat 4/02/2012 13:47

NNA - 04/02/2012 - One Israeli remote controlled pilotless spy drone overflew most of South Lebanon affecting the usual u-turn maneuver before leaving Lebanese airspace. This according to Yarzeh-based Army Guidance Spokesperson who announced that the Israeli overflight lasted for nearly 10 hours.
G.G./P.BC.

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Security - Man kills wife, attempts suicide
 

Sat 4/02/2012 11:03

NNA - 04/02/2012 A man in North Lebanon shot his wife Friday night, then turned the gun to himself but failed to commit suicide, NNA reporter said.

Ahmad Khodr Salibi, from the northern town of Kfarqahel in Koura, killed his wife with a Kalashnikov rifle, shooting her in the head and chest. The woman died instantly. He later shot himself and managed to sustain serious wounds.

Security forces arrived at the scene of the crime and took the injured man to Koura hospital for urgent treatment.

R.Z.

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Security - New Israeli breaches to Lebanon's sovereignty
 

Fri 3/02/2012 11:45

NNA - 3/2/2012 - "Yesterday at 9:35 two Israeli warplanes violated the Lebanese airspace over Alma Al-Shaab, executing circular flights above various Lebanese regions, before leaving at 11:15 over Kfarkela," as per the communique issued by the Lebanese Army Command - Orientation Directorate.

Also, last night at 22:55, an Israeli reconnaissance jet flew over the South, leaving Friday at dawn (3:05) from above Naqoura village.
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Security - Electricity bill collector robbed in southern suburbs
 

Fri 3/02/2012 11:28

NNA - 3/2/2012 - An electricity bill collector who works for Electricite du Liban was robbed at gun point by two armed men in Rouysat area in the southern suburbs.

According to the victim, the robbers pushed him inside the lift of a building and robbed him LL4 million in cash and then fled to an unknown destination.

Security sources also reported two armed robbers mounting motorcycles robbed two citizens in the southern suburbs.

O.H

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Security - Syrian-Lebanese security commission convenes
 

Thu 2/02/2012 16:51

NNA - 2/2/2012 - The Syrian-Lebanese joint security and military commission for Bekaa and Damascus countryside met today in Yabous, at the behest of the Syrian-Lebanese Higher Council, National News Agency correspondent in Damascus, Joumana Khoury, reported on Thursday.

A closing statement issued in the wake of the meeting read the following:

1-The Syrian party boarded incidents taking place from time to time as well as sneaking and smuggling operations on both sides of the borders especially in Arsal. It also demanded to step up borders control through setting checkpoints covering the aforementioned prefecture.

2-The Syrian party deposited a documented letter before the Lebanese party, which includes the names of Syrian and Lebanese people present on the Lebanese territories and conducting personnel and weapons smuggling operations to stage vandal acts in the Syrian territories.

3-It had been agreed upon holding a meeting for the Lebanese General Security and Customs and Syrian Migration, Passports, and Customs Department.

4-It had been agreed upon the proposal to form a Lebanese-Syrian joint security sub-commission on both sides of the joint borders between Bekaa and Damascus countryside, tasked with communicating and coordinating with the General Secretariat of the Syrian-Lebanese Higher Council.


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Security - Ethiopian woman found dead in Kessrouan
 

Thu 2/02/2012 10:21

NNA - An Ethiopian woman, born in 1989, was found hanged to death with her pantyhose in an apartment in Ghadir town in Kessrouan.

Security forces opened an investigation to determine the circumstances of this incident.

Meanwhile, Syrian citizen Youssif Ahmed al Sayyed told police that four men robbed him at gun point from all his money, cellular and identity card minutes after they disembarked from a bus in Shawyfat region.

O.H

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Security - ISF arrest 57 persons for criminal acts
 

Thu 2/02/2012 09:18

NNA - 2/2/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 57 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 1st of this month, the Directorate General announced on Thursday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, non possession of identification papers, prostitution, threatening, forgery and fraud.

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Security - Syrian kidnapped upon entering Lebanese zone
 

Wed 1/02/2012 22:47

NNA - 1/02/2012 - Four armed men riding an unidentified car on Wednesday evening intercepted a brown BMW with a Syrian license plate number and kidnapped the man sitting on the passenger seat, then escaped towards an unknown destination.
The car driver immediately filed a complaint at Chtoura Police headquarters, and reported the abduction of Syrian national, Mohammad Al-Jabi.
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Security - Aborted attempt to smuggle 500 Iphones from Australia
 

Wed 1/02/2012 12:58

NNA - 1/2/2012 - Lebanese police at Rafik Hariri International Airport foiled an attempt to smuggle 500 Iphone devices from Australia via Dubai.

Security sources said three Australians of Lebanese origin tried to smuggle the Iphones inside passenger luggage.

The three suspects are detained for questioning.

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Security - ISF arrest 44 persons for criminal acts
 

Wed 1/02/2012 09:39

NNA - 1/2/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 44 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 31st of January, the Directorate General announced on Wednesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, illegal entry, threatening, forgery and fraud and libel and slander.

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Security - ISF arrest 45 persons for criminal acts
 

Tue 31/01/2012 10:18

NNA - 31/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 45 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 30th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Tuesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, threatening, forgery and non- possession of identification papers.

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Security - Army detonates useless ammunitions in Oyoun el Siman
 

Mon 30/01/2012 10:57

NNA - 30/1/2012 - An army unit will detonate useless ammunitions on the 1st till the 29th of February between 8:00 am and 17:00 pm in Oyoun el Siman Field, according to the army directorate.
 

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Security - Israeli reconnaissance war plane violates south space
 

Mon 30/01/2012 10:53

NNA - 30/1/2012 - Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated on Sunday at 22:15 the Lebanese air space over Naqoura Village, executing circular maneuvers over the south regions, then left at 23:10 the space towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.

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Security - ISF arrest 59 persons for criminal acts
 

Mon 30/01/2012 10:11

NNA - 30/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 59 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 28 and 29 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Monday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, deserting the army, drug related crimes, illegal entry and non- possession of identification papers.

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Security - Injured Syrian boy hospitalized in Tripoli
 

Sun 29/01/2012 15:31

NNA - 29/01/2012 - A 10-year-old Syrian boy received hospitalization at Tripoli Government Hospital following injuries he sustained on the Syrian side of Tal-Kalakh. The boy has been transported via the Bekaa to Tripoli Hospital today.
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Security - Confusion in Akkar following rumors of Lebanese killed at Syrian hands
 

Sun 29/01/2012 15:14

NNA - 29/01/2012 - The Akkar villages of Mashta Hasan and Mashta Hammoud witnessed scenes of confusion following rumors of two Lebanese and one Syrian being killed by Syrian army regulars today.

Unconfirmed news speak about a number of Syrians and Lebanese crossing the Jaafariyat bridge coming under fire from the Syrian side of the border.

Local and Arab media were invited to the area for verification. Evidently one Syrian bakery owner and two other Lebanese were killed by Syrian gunfire as for the other two Syrian casualties they sustained multiple gunshot wounds and received hospitalization at dispensaries in both villages.

A number of persons thought to have been injured in the incident are still unaccounted for.
G.G./P.BC.

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Security - Fire blazes on at Beirut Mall
 

Sat 28/01/2012 14:17

NNA - 28/01/2012 Fire reignites at Beirut Mall, hitting the toy storage at the supermarket, as civil defense teams toil to extinguish it, NNA correspondent reported Saturday.

An early morning fire started from electricity short-circuits hitting three of the generators at the Mall situated in Tayouneh-Beirut. Firefighters successfully contained the flames, only to have them reignite at a different part of the Mall.

The Beirut Mall management stated that all employees were sent back home after the first fire as a precaution.

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Security - Fire ravages in Beirut Mall
 

Sat 28/01/2012 11:22

NNA - 28/01/2012 Electrical friction at Beirut Mall started a fire in three generators at the Tayouneh locality on Saturday.

The fire was quickly extinguished, leaving minimal material damage.

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Security - Black Sunday resurfaces amid electricity tumult
 

Fri 27/01/2012 17:00

NNA - 27/01/2012 Members of Black Sunday Martyrs blocked Mar Mekhayel road in Beirut with burning tires in commemoration of the fallen men, as Internal Security Forces (ISF) worked to relief the stifling traffic.

Mar Mekhayel church was the site of the gruesome death of seven men in 2008 who were taking part in a demonstration protesting electricity blackouts. Decreasing electricity feed across Lebanon has brought into memory Black Sunday as more protestors took to the streets cutting off routes with burning tires.

The ISF was able to put out the flames and open the road in Mar Mekhayel.


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Security - ISF arrest 45 persons for criminal acts
 

Fri 27/01/2012 10:46

NNA - 27/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 45 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 26th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Friday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, threatening, drug related crimes and illegal entry.

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Security - Israeli breach of Batroun, Tripoli airspace
 

Thu 26/01/2012 19:16

NNA - 26/1/2012 - Two Israeli warplanes violated at 12:15 pm today the Lebanese airspace off Kfarkela village, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Thursday.

It added that the jets left at 2:25 pm from above Alma Shaab after effectuating the usual circular maneuver over the sea off Batroun and Tripoli.


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Security - Israel steps up mobilization off Aita Shaab
 

Thu 26/01/2012 19:14

NNA - 26/1/2012 - A force affiliated to the enemy Israeli army erected this afternoon a barbed wire between the Israeli fence and the technical line in Khellet Ward locality off Aita Shaab, National News Agency correspondent reported on Thursday.

The force advanced towards the technical line, amid orchestrated moves by a bulldozer, military vehicles, and infantry soldiers.

Units from the Lebanese Army and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) rushed to the scene in an effort to keep tabs on the prefecture.


R.A.H.

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Security - Syrian killed by rifle in Akibiyeh
 

Thu 26/01/2012 11:49


NNA - 26/1/2012 - A Syrian citizen was killed on Thursday by a rifle in Akibiyeh.

ISF attended the scene and opened investigation in the incident.

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Security - Blue line violations top security talks in Naqoura
 

Thu 26/01/2012 10:45

NNA - 26/1/2012 - A tripartite meeting started on Thursday morning in Naqoura, in the participation of senior officers from the Lebanese and Israeli sides, sponsored by "UNIFIL".

The meeting will discuss all violations of the blue line and the withdrawal from the northern part of Ghajar Village.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 47 persons for criminal acts
 

Thu 26/01/2012 10:07

NNA - 26/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 47 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 25th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Thursday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, threatening, deserting the army, drug related crimes, illegal residency, libel and slander, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Airport road blocked, in protest of power cut off
 

Wed 25/01/2012 18:20

NNA - 25/1/2012 Around 50 persons cut off the main airport road with burning tires on Wednesday, in protest against power cut off, National National News Agency Security Correspondent reported.
However, the security forces managed to re-open the said road to traffic.
In related news, the families and parties of the town of Bshamoun are organizing a sit in at the said town's square this evening, in protest against power shortage.
 

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Security - (updated) Fire erupts inside shoes factory in Sedd Al-Bushriyeh
 

Wed 25/01/2012 11:38

NNA - 25/1/2012 - A huge fire flared up Wednesday at a shoes factory in Sedd El-Bushriyeh, the industrial area.

Civil Defense vehicles immediately rushed to the scene to extinguish the fire.

The Red Cross reported that the owner of the factory, Michel Daher, was admitted to a nearby hospital after having a heart attack, while another woman lost consciousness after exhaling the carbon dioxide emanating from the fire.

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Security - A citizen killed in car accident in Batroun
 

Wed 25/01/2012 11:16

NNA - 25/1/2012 - A citizen was killed and 4 others wounded on Wednesday morning in a car accident on Batroun road between a Cherokee Jeep and a truck, according to NNA correspondent.

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Security - Fire erupts inside shoes factory in Sedd Al-Bushriyeh
 

Wed 25/01/2012 11:07

NNA - 25/1/2012 - A huge fire flared up Wednesday at a shoes factory in Sedd El-Bushriyeh, the industrial area.

Civil Defense vehicles immediately rushed to the scene to extinguish the fire.

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Security - ISF arrest 53 persons for criminal acts
 

Wed 25/01/2012 09:08

NNA - 25/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 53 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 24th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Wednesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, deserting the army, drug related crimes, illegal entry, illegal residency, libel and slander, non- possession of identification papers, fraud and forgery.

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Security - NNA reports fresh Israeli breach
 

Tue 24/01/2012 12:31

NNA - 24/01/ 2012 - A number of unmanned enemy drones violated the Lebanese airspace on Tuesday over occupied Shebaa Farms, and effectuated medium altitude flights, NNA correspondent said on Tuesday.

Also, a number of Israeli jet planes violated the Lebanese airspace above Arkoub region amid heightened enemy patrols along the borderline extending from Wadi Al-Assal, reaching Kfarshouba and Shebaa hilltops.

NNA correspondent also reported a number machine gun shot having been heard in the early morning hours, coming from the occupied village of Fashkoul, along the western tips of Shebaa farms.
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Security - 32 detained for criminal acts
 

Tue 24/01/2012 09:27

NNA - 24/1/2012- Internal Security Forces, as part of efforts to combat crimes in the country, detained, on 23/1/2012, 32 persons for committing various crimes involving robberies, drug related crimes, opening fire, illegal residency, violating construction regulations, encroachment of public properties false medical reports and illegal communication.

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Security - ISF arrest 74 persons for criminal acts
 

Mon 23/01/2012 09:35

NNA - 23/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 74 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 21 and 22 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Monday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, deserting the army, drug related crimes, facilitating prostitution, non- possession of identification papers.

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Security - Kfaraabida Church robbed overnight
 

Sun 22/01/2012 12:47

NNA - 22/01/2012 - Kfaraabida Church, Batroun was robbed overnight by an unknown group of thieves who broke their way into the Church vestibule. They reportedly managed to break the strong safe and get away with Church donations and alms.

Unfortunately, police arrived on the scene when thieves carried their booty in waiting cars. The parish priest helped police draw an inventory of things stolen of his Church in order to make a preliminary damage assessment.

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Security - MP Miri'bi: Arida Wants All 3 Fishermen Back!
 

Sat 21/01/2012 17:25

NNA - 21/01/2012 - Arida on the northern Syro/Lebanese coast wants all 3 fishermen presumed abducted by the Syrian navy safe and sound back into their families, MP Mu'een Miri'bi informed all three presidents Sleiman, Makati and Berri today.

The people of Arida took to the street in protest against Syrian "piracy" and declared that the highway linking both countries will remain closed to traffic as long as their sons remain in Syrian captivity. Protesters even say that a 16-year-old fisherman met his death at the hands of Syrian navy troops who opened fire without warning killing him instantly and abducting the 2 others for interrogation.

They were soon joined by Tripoli municipal heads and MP Mu'een Miri'bi who indicated that Syrian aggression and repeated territorial water violations ought to stop. He challenged the government to step in and defend its citizens otherwise, the U.N. must deploy in the area in force just to ensure the people's protection.



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Security - MP Miri'bi: Arida Wants All 3 Fishermen Back!
 

Sat 21/01/2012 17:25

NNA - 21/01/2012 - Arida on the northern Syro/Lebanese coast wants all 3 fishermen presumed abducted by the Syrian navy safe and sound back into their families, MP Mu'een Miri'bi informed all three presidents Sleiman, Makati and Berri today.

The people of Arida took to the street in protest against Syrian "piracy" and declared that the highway linking both countries will remain closed to traffic as long as their sons remain in Syrian captivity. Protesters even say that a 16-year-old fisherman met his death at the hands of Syrian navy troops who opened fire without warning killing him instantly and abducting the 2 others for interrogation.

They were soon joined by Tripoli municipal heads and MP Mu'een Miri'bi who indicated that Syrian aggression and repeated territorial water violations ought to stop. He challenged the government to step in and defend its citizens otherwise, the U.N. must deploy in the area in force just to ensure the people's protection.



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Security - Town people cutoff international highway after kidnap of 3 Lebanese fishermen by Syrian authorities
 

Sat 21/01/2012 11:10

NNA - 21/01/2012 The town's people of Arida village, located on Syrian border, cut off the international road linking Lebanon to its northern neighbor in protest against the kidnapping of three Lebanese fishermen, NNA reporter said Saturday.

Fady Hamad, Khaled Hamad and his nephew Maher were out fishing when their boat came under Syrian gunfire. The three fishermen were kidnapped and forced into Syrian territories. There were still no information on whether the men were fishing in Syria's regional waters, and whether any of them sustained any injuries.

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Security - ISF arrests murderous mother of new-born baby
 

Fri 20/01/2012 19:59

NNA - 20/01/2012 Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested Friday mother of infant found dead on Shoueifat highway hours after birth.

A gruesome discovery was made Wednesday on Shoueifat highway, south of Beirut, when the dead body of a newborn infant, aged only a few hours, was found with its abdomen badly decayed.

Intensive investigations uncovered that the mother was Lebanese national B.A.S. (born 1991), single and living with her father, A.S., at Ramel Aaly locality. The mother was arrested for the brutal murder of her own baby, as she intentionally threw him to the highway shortly after giving birth to it.

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Security - ISF arrests murderous mother of new-born baby
 

Fri 20/01/2012 19:59

NNA - 20/01/2012 Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested Friday mother of infant found dead on Shoueifat highway hours after birth.

A gruesome discovery was made Wednesday on Shoueifat highway, south of Beirut, when the dead body of a newborn infant, aged only a few hours, was found with its abdomen badly decayed.

Intensive investigations uncovered that the mother was Lebanese national B.A.S. (born 1991), single and living with her father, A.S., at Ramel Aaly locality. The mother was arrested for the brutal murder of her own baby, as she intentionally threw him to the highway shortly after giving birth to it.

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Security - Hassbaya contracting company attacked by four burglars
 

Fri 20/01/2012 19:34

NNA - 20/01/2012 Four hooded gunmen broke into a contracting company Friday in Hassbaya-West Bekaa and robbed a sum of money and other property before making their escape, NNA correspondent reported.

The unknown assailants used two machine-guns and pistols against Syrian worker Soughan Ahmad Saleh who was minding the company owned by Shoukrallah Mikhayel Bou Nakkoul in Khan Souk-Hassbaya. The burglars stole a computer, the worker's mobile phone and a sum of money, then ran away.

Members of Hassabaya police precinct closed down the scene of the crime and began intensive investigations.

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Fri 20/01/2012 17:17

NNA - 20/1/2012 - Six Israeli warplanes violated at 9:35 am today the Lebanese airspace off the sea facing Naqoura, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Friday.

It added that the jets left at 11:10 am from above the sea towards the Occupied Zone after effectuating u-shaped flights over the different Lebanese regions.

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Security - ISF arrest 56 persons for criminal acts
 

Thu 19/01/2012 11:21

NNA - 19/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 56 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 18th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Thursday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, illegal residency, deserting the army, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, threatening, facilitating kidnapping attempt, killing and forgery.

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Security - Israeli war planes over Bint Jbeil and Western and Central Sectors
 

Wed 18/01/2012 10:55

NNA - 18/1/2012 - Israeli war planes flew at 10:30 am over Bint Jbeil villages and Western and Central Sectors on low altitude, according to NNA correspondent.

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Security - One killed in Ajaltoun
 

Wed 18/01/2012 10:06

NNA - 18/1/2012 - A citizen was shot on Tuesday in his abdomen and died instantly, according to NNA correspondent.

The body was taken to Saint George Hospital in Ajaltoun.

ISF elements of Zouk Mousbeh with the forensic evidence and the forensic doctor opened the investigations to uncover the reason behind the incident, particularly because the deceased was shot inside a room at his house.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 49 persons for criminal acts
 

Wed 18/01/2012 09:41

NNA - 18/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 49 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 17th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Wednesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, illegal residency, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, threatening, kidnapping, killing and raping attempt.

A.A.M
 

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Security - Passage of trucks is prohibited on Jal el-Dib Bridge
 

Wed 18/01/2012 09:16

NNA - 18/1/2012 - ISF elements placed on Wednesday morning banners on the Eastern passage of Jal el-Dib Bridge written on them that the passage of trucks on Jal el-Dib Bridge is strictly banned until further notice.

Also, ISF elements are interfering personally and forbidding the trucks from passing.

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Security - Youths block Ghobeiri Highway in protest of electricity cut off
 

Tue 17/01/2012 20:23


NNA - 17/1/2012 A number of youths are currently blocking the road in front of Rihab Station, the Highway leading from Ghobeiri to Kuwaiti Embassy with burning tires, in protest against electricity cut off, National News Agency Correspondent reported.
 

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Security - Terrace collapse in Bsalim
 

Tue 17/01/2012 19:42

NNA - 17/01/2012 - A terrace for a house in Bsalim/North Metn collapsed on Tuesday, NNA correspondent in the region said.

It was found out that the house was built two years ago. Instantly, Bslaim Mayor and Metn Qaemaqam rushed to the scene for inspection. Also, an engineering team will go to the place to thoroughly detect the reason for such collapse.
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Security - ISF arrest 30 persons for criminal acts
 

Tue 17/01/2012 09:18

NNA - 17/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 30 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 16th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Tuesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, illegal entry, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Fassouh disaster death toll rises to 25
 

Mon 16/01/2012 19:58

NNA - 16/1/2012 - A 25th corpse belonging to Jeannette Serhal has been recovered from under the rubble of Fassouh-Ashrafieh collapsed building, National News Agency correspondent said on Monday evening.

Jeannette's body was immediately transferred to Rafik Hariri Hospital.

The five bodies, which had been recovered earlier, have been identified as Maroun Saad, Alice Saad, Tanious Naiim, and his two sons.

R.H.

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Security - Another corpse retrieved from rubble in Ashrafieh
 

Mon 16/01/2012 17:48

NNA - 16/1/2012 - Another corpse was retrieved on Monday evening from under the rubble of the collapsed building in Ashrafieh-Fassouh, bringing the total number of victims to 21, National News Agency Correspondent reported today.
 

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Security - Body of woman retrieved from under Ashrafieh building rubble
 

Mon 16/01/2012 13:43

NNA - 16/1/2012 The corpse of a woman was retrieved Monday from under the rubble of the collapsed building in Ashrafieh-Fassouh.

The body belongs to a Filipina woman.

Works are underway to continue retrieving bodies.


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Security - 17 corps retrieved from rubble
 

Mon 16/01/2012 12:46

NNA - 16/1/2012 - It has been reported Monday that 17 corps were, up till now, retrieved from the rubble of the collapsed building in Achrafieh, Fassouh.

The victims are from different nationalities among whom 5 Lebanese, 8 Sudanese, 1 Egyptian, 2 Jordanians and 1 Filipino woman.
D.K.

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Security - Thieves break in KFC, injure ISF Sergeant
 

Mon 16/01/2012 12:29

NNA - 16/1/2012 - An Internal Security Forces Sergeant was injured early this morning during a clash with robbers who broke into KFC restaurant and stole around 10 million LBP.

The thieves exchanged gun shooting with ISF members, managing to escape after injuring the sergeant.

Investigations are underway to uncover the perpetrators identities.
D.K.

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Security - Civil Defense and Red Cross currently retrieving corpse
 

Mon 16/01/2012 12:04

NNA - 16/1/2012 - Civil Defense and Red Cross with the help of police dogs are trying to retrieve a corpse from under the rubble of the collapsed building in Ashrafieh.

Preliminary information indicates that the corpse is from the Egyptian origin.

A.A.M

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Security - Civil Defense and Red Cross retrieved corpse
 

Mon 16/01/2012 12:19

NNA - 16/1/2012 - Civil Defense and Red Cross retrieved a Filipino corpse from under the rubble of the collapsed building in Ashrafieh and are currently retrieving another one, according to NNA correspondent.

A.A.M

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Security - An Egyptian corpse retrieved from under rubble in Ashrafieh
 

Mon 16/01/2012 11:03

NNA - 16/1/2012 - An Egyptian corpse was retrieved on Monday morning from under the rubble of the collapsed building in Ashrafieh-Fassouh, bringing the total number of victims to 15.

A.A.M

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Security - An Egyptian corpse retrieved from under rubble in Ashrafieh
 

Mon 16/01/2012 11:03

NNA - 16/1/2012 - An Egyptian corpse was retrieved on Monday morning from under the rubble of the collapsed building in Ashrafieh-Fassouh, bringing the total number of victims to 15.

A.A.M

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Security - Al Jaara's corpse retrieved from under rubble in Ashrafieh
 

Mon 16/01/2012 11:02


NNA - 16/1/2012 - AL Jaara's corpse was retrieved on Monday morning from under the rubble of the collapsed building in Ashrafieh-Fassouh, bringing the total number of victims to 14.

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Security - Another corpse retrieved from under rubble in Ashrafieh
 

Mon 16/01/2012 10:39

NNA - 16/1/2012 - Another corpse was retrieved on Monday morning from under the rubble of the collapsed building in Ashrafieh-Fassouh, bringing the total number of victims to 13.

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Security - Charbel seeks applications to examine old buildings
 

Mon 16/01/2012 10:07

NNA - 16/1/2012- Interior Minister Marwan Charbel asked citizens to help the state and municipalities to examine the old buildings that date back 40 to 50 years in order to ensures their safety.

Speaking to Voice of Lebanon, the minister called on the citizens to fill special applications for this purpose.

Charbel commented on the building which collapsed in Ashrafyeh.

"The afflicted building had 50 residents, 11 of who passed away, 12 wounded and 17 are still missing," Charbel explained.

He feared that the rescue teams may not be able to find any survivor since the collapsed building did not have any foundation.

"The building fell like a cardboard and we did not find any steel or iron which are usually used in the buildings," Charbel said.

He disclosed that the security forces have detained the owner of the collapsed building for questioning, urging the citizens to take the issue of doomed buildings very seriously.

He stressed that there are many buildings that are still damaged from the war and excavations around these buildings.

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Security - One corpse retrieved from under rubble in Ashrafieh
 

Mon 16/01/2012 09:48

NNA - 16/1/2012 - One corpse was retrieved on Monday morning from under the rubble of the collapsed building in Ashrafieh-Fassouh, bringing the total number of victims to 12.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 64 persons for criminal acts
 

Mon 16/01/2012 09:30

NNA - 16/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 64 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 14 and 15 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Monday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, illegal residency, drug related crimes, facilitating prostitution, threatening, non- possession of identification papers, kidnapping attempt, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - 11 dead, 11 wounded in collapsed building in Ashrafieh
 

Mon 16/01/2012 08:37

NNA - 16/1/2012 - 11 dead and 11 Lebanese and foreigners injured have been retrieved from under the rubble of the collapsed building in Ashrafieh, according to NNA correspondent.

Rescue operations continue to find the rest of the trapped residents.

A.A.M

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Security - Statement by "Lebanese Red Cross" over rescue operations
 

Sun 15/01/2012 22:09

NNA - 15/1/2012 - The "Lebanese Red Cross" issued a statement Sunday evening, in which it outlined the rescue operations that took place in the wake of the collapse incident of the building in Fassouh-Ashrafieh.
In details, the statement indicated that on Sunday, January 15th, 2012, the "Red Cross" operations room received a rescue call at its "140" number around 5:45 p.m., indicating that a 7-floor building (10 apartments) had collapsed in the area of Ashrafieh-Fassouh, Bishop Atallah Atallah Street. Emergency units of 50 rescue members and 14 ambulances rushed immediately to the scene of the collapsed building.
The statement indicated that the rescue teams worked with the concerned apparatuses on evacuating a number of victims from under the building's wreck. It added that 11 victims were evacuated by the hour 8:45 p.m., amongst them a dead body of a girl. Wounded victims were rushed to nearby hospitals for immediate medical attention, namely Saint George, Geitaoui and Wardieh Hospitals.
The statement added that rescue operations are still underway to evacuate remaining residents.
 

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Security - Evacuation of 2 buildings in Ashrafieh for inspection
 

Sun 15/01/2012 20:06

NNA - 15/1/2012 - National News Agency delegate Elias Shahine reported Sunday evening that two buildings nearby the collapsed building in the area of Fassouh-Ashrafieh have been evacuated. An architectural/engineering team is currently working on a technical inspection of both buildings, so as to assess their safety conditions.
R.Sh.

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Security - Khalil requests hospitals to admit wounded residents at the Health Ministry's expense
 

Sun 15/01/2012 19:10

NNA - 15/1/2012 - Public Health Minister, Ali Hasan Khalil, issued a communiqu� Sunday evening, in which he requested all hospitals within the vicinity of Beirut and its suburbs to admit all wounded residents of the building which collapsed in Ashrafieh earlier Sunday. Khalil urged hospitals to provide necessary health care and needed attention to all rescued citizens at the expense of the Health Ministry.
 

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Security - Pharaon and Gemayel arrive in Fassouh
 

Sun 15/01/2012 19:03

NNA - 15/1/2012 - In the wake of the collapsed building in the area of Fassouh - Ashrafieh, Deputies Michel Pharaon and Nadim Gemayel rushed to the scene Sunday evening, in a bid to ensure assistance to wounded residents.
 

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Security - Charbel arrives in Fassouh to supervise rescue operations
 

Sun 15/01/2012 18:58

NNA - 15/1/2012 - National News Agency delegate Nadine Hammoush reported that Interior and Municipalities Minister, Marwan Charbel, arrived Sunday evening at the scene of the collapsed building in the area of Fassouh - Ashrafieh in order to supervise rescue operations.
Charbel urged citizens who gathered within the vicinity to give way to rescue teams and ambulances.
 

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Security - Building collapses in Ashrafieh and 7 wounded rescued till now
 

Sun 15/01/2012 18:52

NNA - 15/1/2012 - National News Agency delegate Nadine Hammouch reported Sunday evening that a 6-floors old building in the area of Ashrafieh - Fassouh has collapsed. Civil Defense and Security Forces rushed immediately to the scene of the collapsed building to rescue the stuck residents. Seven wounded have been rescued and rushed to nearby hospitals thus far.
 

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Security - ISF captures gang in South
 

Sun 15/01/2012 13:42

NNA - 15/01/2012 Members of the Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested Sunday a gang of thieves comprised of five criminals in the southern town of Rmadiyeh, NNA correspondent reported.

H.G, M.R, H.N, N.G, and M.B confessed to carrying out a number of thefts and other crimes.

R.Z.

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Security - Young man found dead on Lebanese-Syrian border
 

Sat 14/01/2012 11:52

NNA - 14/01/2012 The body of 18 year old Lebanese national Hassan Ahmad Dawood, from Abeed family, was found Saturday morning at the berm separating Lebanese town of Qarha from Syrian border, NNA correspondent relayed.

The young man died from a gun-shot wound to the abdomen.

R.Z.

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Security (UPDATE) - Family shoot-out leaves one killed, three injured
 

Sat 14/01/2012 11:46

NNA - 14/01/2012 A family feud between Zaayters' of Baalbek ended Saturday morning with one dead and three severely injured, including two innocent bystanders from another family, NNA correspondent reported.

Unveiling details revealed that a quarrel spiraled out of control between members of Zaayter family, leading to gunfire shots which wounded one and killed another Zaayter family member. During the time of the incident, two members of Hamiyeh family were passing by and got hit by mistake.

R.Z.

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Security - Family feud shooting in Baalbek injures four
 

Sat 14/01/2012 11:33

NNA - 14/01/2012 A long standing quarrel between Zaayter and Hamiyeh families in Baalbek escalated into a shoot-out which left four family members wounded, NNA correspondent said Saturday

Two from each family were hit by gunfire and transported to hospital.

R.Z.

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Security - ISF arrests 31 wanted for various crimes
 

Sat 14/01/2012 11:21

NNA - 14/01/2012 Internal Security Forces apprehended on Friday 31 people wanted for a number of criminal acts.

Those arrested included ten wanted for theft, four for drug charges, five for breaking and entering, and ten for fraud, kidnapping, and lewd public behavior.
R.Z.

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Security - 6 injured in car accident
 

Sat 14/01/2012 11:16

NNA - 14/01/2012 A massive car accident took place during early hours of Saturday on Jounieh highway, north of Beirut, involving four cars and six injured passengers, NNA correspondent reported.

Nassrat Zaayter's car rammed into three other vehicles on the eastern highway facing Jounieh Serail at 1 a.m. Saturday. Graziella Tarzy, Yaghi Shaheen, Nicholas Mzanar, Nassrat and Ali Zaayter were all severely injured and rushed to hospital. The accident caused stifling traffic which lasted for almost two hours, until security forces investigating the scene removed all four cars involved.

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Security - Polices chases after drug dealers
 

Fri 13/01/2012 20:00

NNA - 13/01/2012 An anti-drug unit of the judicial police is currently involved in high-speed pursuit after drug dealers in Jounieh, NNA correspondent reported.

The unit ordered a white BMW Friday to pull over in Dora locality, but the driver and his passengers refused to abide. The police fired warning shots in the air, and then at the car, which started off the chase with the drug dealers, causing numerous car accidents along the way.

The police continued to track them north of Beirut, reaching Jounieh with no further information as to the progress of the chase.


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Security - ISF arrest 44 persons for criminal acts
 

Fri 13/01/2012 09:28

NNA - 13/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 44 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 12th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Friday.

The crimes involved robberies, illegal entrance to the country, shooting, drug related crimes, forgery and fraud, libel and slander.

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Security - Mortal remains of civilian repatriated from Israel under ICRC's auspices
 

Thu 12/01/2012 15:59

NNA - 12/1/2012 - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today facilitated the repatriation from Israel of the mortal remains of a female Lebanese civilian, a statement by ICRC indicated on Thursday.

It added that the handover operation took place in Ras Naqoura at the Israeli-Lebanese border in the presence of ICRC delegates.
"Our role is strictly humanitarian and part of our ongoing work to restore and maintain contact between people detained or separated in connection with armed conflict and their families," the statement quoted Jurg Montani, the head of the ICRC delegation in Lebanon, as saying.

"The ICRC is acting in its capacity as a neutral intermediary at the request of the families and the Israeli and Lebanese authorities, and with the full consent of all parties concerned."
In 2011, the ICRC repatriated four Lebanese civilians and the mortal remains of six others from Israel.
The ICRC has been permanently present in Lebanon since 1967 providing assistance and protection on a strictly neutral and impartial basis for civilians adversely affected by armed conflict and internal disturbances.

 

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Security - Detainee sets his mattress on fire
 

Thu 12/01/2012 12:30

NNA - 12/1/2012 - A detainee charged with robbing pharmacies in Mount Lebanon set fire on his mattress inside his cell at Baabda prison, according to NNA correspondent.

No one was injured from the incident and ISF is investigating the case to take the appropriate measures.

A.A.M

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Security - Security forces abort drug smuggling attempt from Brazil
 

Thu 12/01/2012 11:47

NNA - 12/1/2012 - Police inspectors and customs officials at the airport aborted on Thursday an attempt to smuggle a quantity of narcotics from Brazil to Lebanon.

According to reports, police suspected the contents of a suitcase of a passenger (born in 1987) arriving from Brazil via Doha.

After thoroughly searching the suitcase, police discovered two kilos of drugs and 130 grams of cocaine stashed at the bottom of the luggage.

The drugs were carefully and creatively packed so it can be difficult to detect by the authorities.

The suspect was referred to the anti narcotic department to conduct further investigation.

O.H

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Security - ISF arrest 57 persons for criminal acts
 

Thu 12/01/2012 09:14

NNA - 12/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 57 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 11th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Thursday.

The crimes involved robberies, illegal entrance to the country, killing attempt, shooting, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers and illegal residency.

A.A.M

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Security - Liquor store bombed in Sarafand
 

Thu 12/01/2012 08:37

NNA - 12/01/2012 - Unidentified persons detonated a liquor store in Sarafand region on the coastal highway at 2:30 AM.

The explosion caused a large crate the destruction of the store's front in addition to damages to adjacent shops.

Police and security forces rushed to the scene of the explosion and conducted an investigation to determine the weight of the bomb.

O.H

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Security - Army Intelligence apprehends Elias Younis on charges of spying for Israel
 

Wed 11/01/2012 20:37

NNA - 11/01/2012 - Lebanese citizen Elias Younis, a former employee with the state-run telecoms operator Ogero, was charged on Wednesday with spying for Israel, National News Agency correspondent said on Wednesday.

Younis, now in his third year of retirement from Ogero, had been arrested by the Lebanese Army Intelligence last Wednesday.

His house was duly rummaged by intelligence members who confiscated his private computer.
R.H.

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Security - Inerga bomb tossed between Bab-Tebeneh, Jabal Mohsen
 

Wed 11/01/2012 20:11

NNA - 11/01/2011 - A blast was heard on Wednesday in Talat Al-Omari locality, between Jabal Mohsen and Bab-Tabeneh of Tripoli, National News Agency correspondent said on Wednesday.

Primary information revealed that the explosion heard was that of an Inerga bomb, where as no casualties have been reported as yet.
R.H.

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Security - Unidentified individuals throw sound bomb on Sweiri-Masnaa road
 

Wed 11/01/2012 11:10

NNA - 11/1/2012 - Anonymous persons threw on Wednesday dawn a sound bomb on Sweiri-Masnaa road, according to NNA correspondent.

Investigations are going on to uncover the identity of the perpetrators.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 65 persons for criminal acts
 

Wed 11/01/2012 10:46

NNA - 11/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 65 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 10th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Wednesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, possession of pistols and illegal residency.

A.A.M

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Security - Israeli reconnaissance jet violates Lebanese airspace
 

Wed 11/01/2012 10:30

NNA - 11/1/2012 - "Yesterday at 7:25 an Israeli reconnaissance plane breached Lebanon's airspace over Alma Al-Shaab, executing circular flights above South region, the left at 22:25 over Aytaroun," issued the Lebanese Army command - Orientation Directorate.
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Security - Wanted men in southern suburbs and Baalbek arrested
 

Wed 11/01/2012 09:46

NNA - 11/01/2012 - An Internal Security Forces patrol, acting upon orders from judicial authorities, arrested in Royaes in the southern suburbs a man wanted for committing several crimes such as drug trafficking and robberies.

Another police unit in Baalbek managed to apprehend another man wanted for attempting to kill military personnel and carrying out armed robberies.

O.H

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Security - 75 Israeli shells falls inside occupied Shabaa farms
 

Tue 10/01/2012 13:03


NNA - 10/1/2012 - Security sources said that Israeli forces fired 75 155 mm and 175 mm artillery shells inside the occupied Shabaa farms as part of exercises along the Lebanese-Israeli borders.

The live ammunition exercises lasted for three hours and involved deployment of different types of weapons as well as land and aerial units.

The sound of bombs was heard in adjacent areas of Shabaa farms.

The maneuvers were in conjunction with intensive patrols along the border,

Earlier, Israeli aircrafts flew over Lebanese airspace.

O.H

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Security - Israeli war planes fly over Jezzine and Iklim el Toufah
 

Tue 10/01/2012 10:20

NNA - 10/1/2012 - Israeli war planes violated on Tuesday at 9:45 am the Lebanese air space over Jezzine and Iklim el Toufah regions on high altitude, according to NNA correspondent.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 37 persons for criminal acts
 

Tue 10/01/2012 10:11

NNA - 10/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 37 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 9th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Tuesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, prostitution, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, fraud and forgery.
 

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Security - Israeli maneuvers inside Shebaa Farms
 

Tue 10/01/2012 08:54


NNA - 10/1/2012 - Israeli artillery shelling were heard on Tuesday at 6:30 am, according to NNA correspondent.

In details, the bombardments were launched from Zoura and Amfit positions inside occupied Golan Heights which targeted Shabaa Farms, in addition to Sidanah Mountain inside the farms, as part of Israeli military maneuvers.

A.A.M

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Security - Army detonates useless ammunitions in Dahr Beidr
 

Mon 9/01/2012 11:33

NNA - 9/1/2012 - An army unit will detonate useless ammunitions on 11/1/2012 between 8:00 and 17:00 in Mgheiti Field-Dahr Beidr, according to the army directorate.
 

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Security - ISF arrest 65 persons for criminal acts
 

Mon 9/01/2012 11:28

NNA - 9/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 65 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 7 and 8 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Monday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, bribe attempt, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Army urges politicians not to meddle in security
 

Sun 8/01/2012 15:03

NNA - 08/01/2012The Lebanese Army Orientation Directorate issued a communique Sunday advising politicians not to utilize security issues for political ends, adding that security is well preserved by the army.

The statement referred to controversial claims made by Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn concerning the presence of Al Qaeda militants in the border town of Arssal.

"Dealing with security matters does not take place via media or political platforms," the statement read, demanding that security be left to specialized apparatuses whose job was preserving the peace and stability throughout the country.

R.Z.

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Security - Army Security Sweeps; 760 Arrested
 

Sat 7/01/2012 16:51

NNA - 07/01/2012- In a routine army security sweep during the month of December 2011, 760 law-breakers were arrested on various charges ranging between illegal entry into the country, involvement in petty criminality, drugs-narcotics' peddling and driving vehicles and motorcycles at high speed. About 118 stolen vehicles and 47 motorbikes along with a number of firearms, ammos, narcotics and illegal tobacco packets were seized in the process.

Those arrested and their confiscated goods have been handed over to respective courts for prosecution, Yarzeh-based army Guidance Department spokesperson announced today.


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Security - Israeli force combs eastern sector
 

Sat 7/01/2012 11:25

NNA - 07/01/2011 An Israeli infantry force supported by two armored Hummers combed Saturday morning the occupied side of the border fence, along Aassal Wady and Hammary post, NNA correspondent reported.

Simultaneously, an Israeli engineering team inspected the centralized electronic sensor system on the barbed wire at Aabassiya point.

In related news, Israeli drones flew during early hours of dawn today in the skies over Shebaa farms.

R.Z.

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Security - Israeli breaches of Southern skies
 

Fri 6/01/2012 13:23

NNA - 06/01/2012 Hostile Israeli planes violated Lebanese airspace on two occasions Thursday, according to a statement by Lebanese Army Orientation Directorate.

At 9.10 a.m. yesterday an Israeli spy drone entered Lebanon above southern town of Aytroun, effectuated circular flights over entire south, and then left at 7:20 p.m., exiting via Aalma Shaab town.

Between 8.20 p.m. and 10.00 p.m., Israeli fighter planes flew over coastal line from Abou Asswad until Sidon.

R.Z.

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Thu 5/01/2012 19:56

NNA - 5/1/2012 - An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated at 22.10 pm yesterday (Wednesday) the Lebanese airspace off Alma Shaab village, a communiqu� by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Thursday.

It added that the jet left at 15.5 this afternoon (Thursday) from above Naqoura town after effectuating circular maneuver over the South, Bekaa and Cedars.

Moreover, a similar plane violated the Lebanese airspace this morning at 9.05 off Yaroun town, carrying out u-shaped flights off the South and the Beqa.
The plane left at 12.35p.m. towards the occupied Palestinian territories from above Naqoura town, communiqu� concluded.
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Security - ISF arrests booby trap planter
 

Thu 5/01/2012 19:15

NNA - 05/01/2011 - The Information Branch, belonging to the Internal Security Forces, arrested on Thursday Khalil Abdul Razzak (Palestinian nationality) accused of placing a booby trap at Quds neighborhood of Sidon, NNA correspondent reported.
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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Thu 5/01/2012 15:01

NNA - 5/1/2012 - An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated at 8:35 pm yesterday (Wednesday) the Lebanese airspace off Rmeish village, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Thursday.

It added that the jet left at 6:15 this morning from above Alma Shaab after effectuating the usual circular maneuver over the South and West Bekaa.

Moreover, the Army's Guidance Directorate spotted a spying jet at 7:05 am today in the Lebanese airspace.

The plane flew over Alma Shaab and left at 8:00 am from above Rmeish after carrying out u-shaped flights off the South.


 

Security - # Armed persons rob Byblos Bank
 

Thu 5/01/2012 12:29

NNA - 5/1/2012 - Two armed hooded persons Thursday entered Byblos Bank, Shuweifat branch, and stole an unidentified sum of money.

The National News Agency correspondent also reported that both persons were in a silver B.M.W. X5 vehicle with tinted glass and a 18963 plate number.

Investigations are underway.
 

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Security - # Armed persons rob Byblos Bank
 

Thu 5/01/2012 12:29

NNA - 5/1/2012 - Two armed hooded persons Thursday entered Byblos Bank, Shuweifat branch, and stole an unidentified sum of money.

The National News Agency correspondent also reported that both persons were in a silver B.M.W. X5 vehicle with tinted glass and a 18963 plate number.

Investigations are underway.
 

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Security - 6 Israeli war planes violate Lebanese air space
 

Thu 5/01/2012 11:31

NNA - 5/1/2012 - 4 Israeli war planes violated the south air space on Wednesday at 9:30 am and executed circular maneuvers over different Lebanese regions, then left at 15:50 pm towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.

Also, 2 Israeli reconnaissance war planes violated the Lebanese air space over Alma el Chahib Village at 9:30 am and executed circular maneuvers over the south, Chouf and Iklim el Toufah regions, then left at 15:30 pm towards the occupied territories.

L.Y.R

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Security - (additional) Experts: No bomb in Barja School
 

Thu 5/01/2012 10:25

NNA - 5/1/2012 - Bomb experts assured on Thursday that there was no explosive devise inside the "National City" school in Barja in the Shouf.

Bomb experts rushed to the school after one of the staff received an SMS message warning of a bomb inside the building.

The message appeared to be a hoax.

L.Y.R

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Security - A truck rams and kills citizen in Chweifat
 

Thu 5/01/2012 10:12

NNA - 5/1/2012 - A Sukleen truck rammed a citizen in Chweifat on Wednesday night, according to NNA correspondent.

The Red Cross took the person to the hospital but he succumbed to his wounds on Thursday.

It is worth noting that investigations are going on to uncover the identity of the perpetrator.

A.A.M

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Security - SMS message warns of a bomb at school in Shouf
 

Thu 5/01/2012 09:50

NNA - 5/1/2012 - An SMS message sent to the secretary of a school in the Shouf region warned of a bomb inside the school building,

The message, which was sent to the National City school, read:" what is the fault of the students if there is a bomb in the school."

The message caused a panic among the students and officials at the school and immediately police squads with sniffing dogs entered the school building to search for the alleged bomb.

O.H

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Security - ISF arrest 46 persons for criminal acts
 

Thu 5/01/2012 09:20

NNA - 5/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 46 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 4th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Thursday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, fraud and forgery.
 

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Security - 4 enemy planes violate Lebanese airspace
 

Wed 4/01/2012 21:50

NNA - 4/1/2012 - 4 Israeli warplanes violated on Wednesday at 10:10 am the Lebanese airspace flying at medium altitude over Shebaa Farms and the western and central sectors, as reported by NNA correspondent.

The 4 enemy planes left towards the occupied Palestinian territories at 11:05 a.m.
R.H.
 

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Security - Enemy plane violates Lebanese airspace: Army
 

Wed 4/01/2012 15:46

NNA - 04/01/2012 - "An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated at 7:00 a.m. this morning the Lebanese airspace and flew over Rmeish village. The plane conducted its usual u-turn maneuver over the South, and then left at 9:00 a.m. from above Aalma Shaab," a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Wednesday.

 

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Security - Citizen found dead in Shtura
 

Wed 4/01/2012 14:40

NNA - 4/1/2012 - The body of the citizen Ibrahim Sleiman Al-Rishani (born in 1985 - Rashaya) was found dumped on a road in Shtura, as reported by our NNA correspondent.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the man was murdered and dumped in that area.
D.K./A.B.

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Security - Enemy violates southern airspace
 

Wed 4/01/2012 11:54

NNA - 4/1/2012 - Israeli warplanes violated Wednesday at 10:20 the Lebanese airspace flying at medium altitude over Bint Jbeil and the western and central sectors, as reported by our NNA correspondent.

Also, the enemy's jets flew during morning hours above Tyre and its outskirts.

D.K.

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Security - Israeli spying jet flies over South
 

Wed 4/01/2012 11:45

NNA - 4/1/2012 - The Lebanese Army Command - Orientation Directorate - issued Wednesday the following communique:

"Yesterday at 18:00 p.m. an Israeli reconnaissance jet violated the Lebanese airspace over Alma Al-Shaab, executing circular flights above South region. The plane left at 3:20, dawn, over Naqoura village."
D.K.

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Security - ISF arrest 47 persons for criminal acts
 

Wed 4/01/2012 10:03

NNA - 4/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 47 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on the 3rd of this month, the Directorate General announced on Wednesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, threatening, rapping an underage, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Israeli spying jet over Baalbeck
 

Tue 3/01/2012 21:28

NNA - 3/1/2012 - An Israeli reconnaissance plane flew at 12:15 pm today over Lebanon from above Rmeish village, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Tuesday.

It added that the spying jet left from above Naqoura village at 6:00 pm after effectuating the usual u-shaped maneuver off Riaq and Baalbeck.


R.A.H.

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Tue 3/01/2012 19:22

NNA - 3/1/2012 - Four Israeli warplanes violated at 2:25 pm today the Lebanese airspace over Alma Shaab, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Tuesday.

The jets left at 3:30 pm after effectuating the usual circular flights off Bint Jbeil and Marjeyoun localities.


R.A.H.

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Security - Fire shooting on ISF members in Abi Samra
 

Tue 3/01/2012 17:32

NNA - 3/1/2012 Members of Internal Security Forces (ISF) were subjected to fire shooting by persons from the family of Hassoun in Abi Samra area of Tripoli, as they [ISF members] were abolishing a construction violation in the area, National News Agency Correspondent in the North reported.
Instantly, additional members of Tripoli Police Station intervened and cordoned off the area, prosecuting fire shooters who managed to flee away.
In the meantime, ISF units removed the construction breach.
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Security - Enemy executes mock raids over southern villages
 

Tue 3/01/2012 15:35

NNA - 3/1/2012 - Israeli warplanes executed at 14:20 this afternoon intensive mock raids at medium altitude over southern villages, as reported by our NNA correspondent.

Simultaneously, Israeli warplanes flew Tuesday at medium altitude above Bint Jbeil casa, as well as over the eastern and central sectors.
D.K./A.B.

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Security - Ghosn extends diplomatic, private weapons validity
 

Tue 3/01/2012 11:19

NNA - 3/1/2012 - National Defence Minister, Fayez Ghosn, issued decree 1603/WD extending the expiration date of weapons which had been licensed within the last term of 2011.

It is to note that decree 1603 extends the legality of diplomatic and private weapons owned by the body guards of current and former political figures, and freezes the ownership of all different forms of arms possession.
R.H.

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Security - Prisoner hangs himself in Zahle prison
 

Tue 3/01/2012 10:56

NNA - 3/1/2012 - A prisoner convicted of drug related crimes hang himself in Zahle prison, according to NNA correspondent.

In details, the prisoner was found hung with a blanket of his bed sheet on Tuesday at 8:00 am inside the toilet of his cell.

It is worth noting that investigations are going on to uncover the cause of the incident.

A.A.M

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Security - Drug dealers rounded up in Shayah
 

Tue 3/01/2012 10:49

NNA - 3/1/2012 - An anti narcotic patrol rounded up two drug dealers in Shayah area and seized 154 kilograms of heroin and 50 grams of cocaine.

The two suspects are currently being interrogated by the authorities to identify the source which provided them with the cocaine and heroin.

Meanwhile, two unidentified persons robbed at gun point Mohammed Wehbe of all his money.

Wehbe said that he had LL1 million in cash in his wallet in addition to identification papers.

The two armed men fled to an unknown destination.

Security sources also reported other robberies and breaking and entry in other Lebanese regions.

O.H

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Security - ISF arrest 71 persons for criminal acts
 

Tue 3/01/2012 10:44

NNA - 3/1/2012- Internal Security Forces rounded up 71 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 31st of December, 1 and 2nd of this month, the Directorate General announced on Tuesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, kidnapping, prostitution, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Escape attempt by 3 terrorists foiled in Roumieh
 

Sun 1/01/2012 13:43

NNA - 01/01/2012 Three dangerous prisoners attempted a jail break at dawn Sunday, taking advantage of lax New Year's Eve security measures at Roumieh penitentiary; however, security forces successfully halted their attempt without any reports of injury, NNA correspondent reported.

Omar Balan (Syrian-terrorist), Mohammad Sheikh Othman (Syrian-Fateh Islam), and Hamza Koweider (Syrian-Fateh Islam) made their way through ventilation openings leading to Juvenile section when Security Forces apprehended them.
The ISF have since cordoned off the area amid strict security measures. Investigations were underway to determine the details of the attempted jail break.

 

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Security - Charbel, Rifi laud security forces for New Year's effort
 

Sun 1/01/2012 13:30

NNA - 01/01/2012 Interior and Municipalities Minister Marwan Charbel along with Internal Security Forces (ISF) Director General Brigadier Ashraf Rifi saluted Lebanese Army, ISF, and various security apparatuses for their hard work and success of New Year's Eve security plan which resulted in zero fatalities in car accidents or other incidents.

R.Z.

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Security - Man dies of gunshot wound in south Lebanon
 

Sat 31/12/2011 13:18

NNA - 31/12/2011 Man in south Lebanon dies of gunshot to the abdomen from a hunting rifle, NNA correspondent reported Saturday.

Mohammad Hussein Ali Berjawi, born 1985, was rushed to hospital in Toul South Lebanon, after sustaining a rifle shot to his stomach. He shortly passed away.

A coroner at the hospital examined the body for further investigation into the incident.

R.Z.

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Security - Gas leak causes Kaslik explosion
 

Sat 31/12/2011 12:27

NNA - 31/12/2011 A gas leak at a tourist resort in Kaslik led to an explosion Saturday morning, with damages limited to material things, NNA field correspondent reported.

Jounieh Platoon Commander, Colonel Foad Khoury, promptly attended the scene at Senses Resort, owned by Wassim Zougheib. Forensic experts quickly revealed gas pipe leak as the catalyst behind the explosion.


R.Z.

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Security - MEG team detonates cluster bomb in Youhmor
 

Fri 30/12/2011 10:40

NNA - 30/12/2011 - MEG team detonated on Friday morning cluster bomb in Youhmor-Shkiff which was left behind Israel's July 2006 war.
 

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Security - ISF arrest 42 persons for criminal acts
 

Fri 30/12/2011 09:40

NNA - 30/12/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 42 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 29th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Friday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, resisting the army, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, hitting.
 

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Thu 29/12/2011 21:44

NNA - 28/12/2011 An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated last night the Lebanese airspace over Naqoura town, effectuating u-turn maneuvers off the Beqa and the South, a communiqu� by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Thursday.
The jet left the Lebanese airspace off the said town, communiqu� added.
On Thursday morning, three Israeli warplanes violated the Lebanese airspace over Kferkela and Yaroun villages, effectuating u-turn maneuvers over the South and west Beqa, Communiqu� said.
The jets then left respectively the Lebanese airspace towards the occupied Palestinian territories.
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Security - (UPDATED) Higher Defense Council: To control borders
 

Thu 29/12/2011 12:26

NNA - 29/12/2011 - Higher Defense Council reiterates its refusal of weapons smuggling from and to Lebanon, underlining the need to control the situation along the borders, in addition to the refusal of violations.

Discussions also focused on security situation in the country in general, missions executed by security and military apparatuses and measures taken.

Also, the council tackled the latest incidents which occurred along the Lebanese borders which led to the death of three Lebanese citizens.

Sleiman stressed that security, judicial and diplomatic sides are carrying out investigations to take the appropriate measures.

The council discussed south security situation and stressed continuous cooperation with the UNIFIL and their protection.

The council asked the concerned apparatuses to combat terrorism, boost civil peace and prevent any attempt to destabilize security.

After discussions the council designated missions among the concerned ministries and apparatuses and gave instructions to continue coordination between military and security apparatuses to exchange information to uncover security destabilize attempts.

It is worth noting that Higher Defense Council convened on Thursday at Baabda Palace at 9:00 am chaired by President Michel Sleiman and in presence of Prime Minister Najib Mikati, in addition to the following ministers: Finance Minister Mohamad Safadi, Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn, Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour, Economy Minister Nicolas Nahhas, Interior and Municipalities Minister Marwan Charbel and Social Affairs Minister Wael Bou Faour.

Also, top military and security commanders attended the meeting.

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Security - Israeli plane flies over South, Bekaa
 

Thu 29/12/2011 11:54

NNA - 29/12/2011 - "Yesterday at 7:00, an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated the Lebanese airspace over Alma Al-Shaab village, executing circular flights above South and Bekaa, and leaving at 11:35 over Naqoura", as issued by the Lebanese Army, Orientation Directorate.
D.K.

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Security - ISF arrest 37 persons for criminal acts
 

Thu 29/12/2011 10:28

NNA - 29/12/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 37 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 28th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Thursday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, bribe attempt, killing, fraud and forgery.
 

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Security - Israeli shells on green line to Shebaa Farms front
 

Thu 29/12/2011 09:51

NNA - 29/12/2011 - Israeli army launched on Thursday dawn more than 50 shells into the occupied Syrian Golan Heights and on the green line of Shebaa Farms front, according to NNA correspondent.

Also, several shells fell on the surrounding of Samaka, Aalam and Ramtha amid Israeli reconnaissance war planes over Shebaa Farms.

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Security - Higher Defense Council convenes
 

Thu 29/12/2011 09:50

NNA - 29/12/2011 - Higher Defense Council convened on Thursday at Baabda Palace at 9:00 am chaired by President Michel Sleiman and in presence of Prime Minister Najib Mikati, in addition to the following ministers: Finance Minister Mohamad Safadi, Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn, Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour, Economy Minister Nicolas Nahhas, Interior and Municipalities Minister Marwan Charbel and Social Affairs Minister Wael Bou Faour.

Also, top military and security commanders attended the meeting.

The council will discuss the security situation to take the appropriate measures which will remain secret.

It is worth noting that a closed meeting between President Sleiman and PM Mikati preceded the Higher Defense Council meeting and discussed general situation and latest developments.

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Security - Israeli warplanes hover in Lebanese airspace
 

Wed 28/12/2011 16:41

NNA - 28/12/2011 - Israeli warplanes today flew, at a medium altitude, over Sidon and Iqlim Kharroub regions, National news Agency correspondent reported on Wednesday.


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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Wed 28/12/2011 15:54

NNA - 28/12/2011 - Four Israeli warplanes violated at 9:37 am today the Lebanese airspace over Kfarkela village, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Wednesday.

The jets left at 10:00 am from above Alma Shaab town after effectuating the usual circular maneuver off Beirut and the South.


R.A.H.

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Security - ISF arrest 46 persons for criminal acts
 

Wed 28/12/2011 09:26

NNA - 28/12/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 46 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 27th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Wednesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, kidnapping and hitting, fraud and forgery.
 

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Security - 3 killed in Akkar by fire from Syrian side
 

Tue 27/12/2011 21:41

NNA - 27/12/2011 - Three persons were killed Tuesday in Mokaibleh region of Akkar when fire was opened from the Syrian side towards the Lebanese, NNA correspondent in Akkar Monzer Morabi said.

The three men were shot dead when they were inside their car, and they were transferred to Sallam Notre Dame Hospital of Qobayat / Akkar.
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Security - Ethiopian domestic worker passes away
 

Tue 27/12/2011 13:55

NNA - 27/12/2011 - A 20-year old Ethiopian domestic worker met her fate on Tuesday as she fell off her employer's balcony in Hadath region. Her body was immediately transferred to Baabda Governmental Hospital.
R.H.

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Security - ISF arrest 80 persons for criminal acts
 

Tue 27/12/2011 09:52

NNA - 27/12/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 80 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 24, 25 and 26th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Tuesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, deserting the army, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, threatening, prostitution, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Drug smuggling thwarted at airport
 

Mon 26/12/2011 12:10

NNA - 26/12/2011 A passenger heading to Egypt Monday was stopped by airport customs as a large amount of narcotic tablets was found with him, NNA correspondent reported.

Security Forces at Rafik Hariri International Airport stopped Egyptian national A.M. (24 years old) and seized 1450 narcotic pills, the equivalent of 2 Kilos of drugs, sealed discretely in glass jars in his luggage.

Upon the request of Mount Lebanon's prosecutor general, the suspect was transferred to the drug control office for further interrogation.

R.Z.

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Security - Army detonates ammunitions in Maroun el Ras
 

Fri 23/12/2011 11:44

NNA - 23/12/2011 - An army unit will detonate unexploded ammunitions left behind Israel in the surrounding of Maroun el Ras on 23rd of this month between 12:00 and 14:00, according to the army directorate.

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Security - ISF arrest 52 persons for criminal acts
 

Fri 23/12/2011 09:21

NNA - 23/12/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 52 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 22nd of this month, the Directorate General announced on Friday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, kidnapping, fraud and forgery.

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Thu 22/12/2011 21:05

NNA - 14/12/2011 - An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated at 6.40 am today the Lebanese airspace over Naqoura town, effectuating u-turn maneuvers over the southern localities, a communiqu� by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Thursday.

The plane left at 14.50 pm from above Rmeish village, communiqu� concluded.
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Security - Israel steps up mobilization in Ghajar
 

Thu 22/12/2011 14:46


NNA - 22/12/2011 - A bulldozer and an excavator affiliated to the Israeli enemy were seen today erecting an earthen barricade in the Lebanese section of Ghajar Village, National News Agency correspondent reported on Thursday.



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Security - ISF arrest 49 persons for criminal acts
 

Thu 22/12/2011 09:50

NNA - 22/12/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 49 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 21st of this month, the Directorate General announced on Friday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, indecent acts, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Army detonates ammunition in Dahr El-Baidar
 

Wed 21/12/2011 11:47

NNA - 21/12/2011- Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:
" On 23/12/2011 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, a unit of the Army will detonate useless ammunition in Mghaiti detonation field Dahr El-Baidar.

L.Y.R/N.AF

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Security - Israeli plane violates Lebanese air-space
 

Wed 21/12/2011 11:44

NNA - 21/12/2011- Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:" On Tuesday 20/12/2011 at 7:10 am, an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated Lebanese air-space from above Alma Al-Chaab village, executed circular flight over the south and West Bekaa regions, and then left today (Wednesday) at 00:15 am from above Kfarkella village.

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Security - 42 detained for criminal acts
 

Wed 21/12/2011 10:16

NNA - 21/12/2011- Internal Security Forces, in the frame of fulfilling its duties in maintaining security and fighting crime of different kinds, detained, on 20/12/2011, 42 persons for committing various crimes involving robberies, drug related crimes, opening fire, illegal residency, violating construction regulations, encroachment of public properties, counterfeiting money and escaping from Army on different Lebanese territories.

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Security - Three ISF personnel injured on outskirts of Sabra
 

Wed 21/12/2011 09:39

NNA - 21/12/2011 - Three Internal Security Forces officers suffered injuries while trying to remove illegal construction in the outskirts of Sabra refugee camp.

According to security sources, a patrol from the ISF which was backed by a Lebanese army unit was sent to outskirts of Sabra to raze down a construction site which was built illegally on a land which does not belong to the contactors.

Dozens of men and women surrounded the patrol and hurled stones on the soldiers in an attempt to prevent them from completing their mission.

Some of the protestors opened fire on the patrol which was forces to shoot in the air to disperse the crowd.

As a result of the shooting, three ISF officers were wounded, prompting the patrol to pull back.

Meanwhile, a speeding truck rammed into a civil car under Jal el Dib Bridge, causing the death of its driver.

The body was taken to the morgue's hospital.

The accident caused a traffic jam on the highway as long queue of cars can been seen in the area.

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Security - 3 suspects arrested in relation to Grad missiles in Wady Khansa
 

Tue 20/12/2011 20:28

NNA - 20/12/2011 Security forces arrested Tuesday three people in Aarkoub on the backdrop of Grad missiles found in the outskirts of Wady Khansa region, NNA correspondent reported.

Lebanese Army patrol found on Monday morning four Grad rockets in Hasbaya Caza which were not ready for launching. The four Grad rockets were covered underground.

H.Sh, from Hibariyah village, A.Z. and M.Z. from Wady Khansa village were all taken for further investigation.

R.Z.

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Security - Shooting in Kobbeh while ISF bans building violation
 

Tue 20/12/2011 15:24

NNA - 20/12/2011 - Gun shooting took place Tuesday in Kobbeh region while a patrol of Internal Security Forces was banning a building violation, as reported by our NNA correspondent.

The patrol was immediately reinforced by number of gendarmes to pursue the mission.
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Security - American John Wayne found dead in Sannine
 

Tue 20/12/2011 15:14

NNA - 20/12/2011 - The American man John Wayne born in 1987 was found dead on Tuesday in Sannine region.

The victim headed last Saturday towards Wata Al-Joz to hike in that mountain area. His wife had lost contact with him since Monday.

The Security Forces accompanied by a delegation of the US Embassy tracked john in Sannine Mountains finding his body between two hills next to a grotto.

Air forces helicopter lifted the body which will be examined by the coroner so as to define the death reasons.
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Security - ISF arrest 51 persons for criminal acts
 

Tue 20/12/2011 09:30

NNA - 20/12/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 51 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 19th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Tuesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, prostitution, threatening, drug related crimes, fraud and forgery.

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Security - Army: four Grad rockets uncovered in Mari
 

Mon 19/12/2011 19:42

NNA - 19/12/2011 Lebanese Army patrol found on Monday morning four Grad rockets at the outskirts of the town of AlMari/Hasbaya Caza, which were not ready for launching, Lebanese Army Command, Guidance Directorate said in a communique.
The four Grad rockets were covered underground.
Instanlty, a military expert arrived at the scene and a probe was launched into the matter to unveil details and identity of perpetrators.

---------------L.Y
 

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Security - NNA says Army finds Katyusha in Majidieh
 

Mon 19/12/2011 15:50

NNA - 19/12/2011 - The Lebanese Army found Monday afternoon in Majidieh/South of Lebanon four Katyusha rockets at an approximate distance of two Kms from the borderline at the Eastern Strip, NNA Correspondent in South said.

The Army's Engineer Department is destroying the effect of said rockets so as to transfer them from the location.

A.M./P.BC.

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Security - Howitzer shell detonated in Kfarshuba
 

Mon 19/12/2011 12:32

NNA - 19/12/2011- An engineering unit from the Lebanese Army detonated a Howitzer shell (82 mlm) left by the Israeli enemy, National News Agency correspondent in Hasbaya Taher Abu Hamdan reported.

The report mentioned that a farmer found the unexploded shell in a field south-west Kfarshuba village.

The detonation of the shell was executed as an Israeli reconnaissance plane flew over occupied Chebaa Farms.

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Security - Army detonates ammunitions in Nahle and Riyak air base
 

Mon 19/12/2011 11:30

NNA - 19/12/2011 - An army unit will detonate useless ammunitions on 19th of this month between 9:30 and 11:00 in the surrounding of Nahle Village -Baalbeck, according to the army directorate.

Also, on the same date, between 11:00 and 12:00, another unit will detonate useless ammunitions in the surrounding of Riyak air base.

A.A.M

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Security - Army detonates ammunitions in Maroun el Ras Kleiaat
 

Mon 19/12/2011 11:23

NNA - 19/12/2011 - An army unit will detonate on 19th of this month between 11:00 and 14:00, useless ammunitions in the surrounding of Maroun el Ras Village, according to the army directorate.

Also, on the same date between 11:00 and 13:00, another unit will detonate useless ammunitions in the surrounding of Kleiaat air base.

A.A.M

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Security - Anti narcotics destroys 55 kg of heroine in south
 

Mon 19/12/2011 11:12

NNA - 19/12/2011 - the anti narcotics department in the south burned 55 kg of heroine which was seized during a raid in different areas of the south.

Three suspected people involved in the smuggling of the seized heroine were arrested by the squad.

Apart from the 55 kg of heroine, the department also seized 14 kg of hashish and 40 drug cigarettes.

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Security - ISF arrest 93 persons for criminal acts
 

Mon 19/12/2011 09:11

NNA - 19/12/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 93 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 17th and 18th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Monday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, prostitution, threatening, drug related crimes, kidnapping, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - A sound bomb heard in Ain El-Helweh
 

Sun 18/12/2011 22:03

NNA - 18/12/2011 - National News Agency reporter Afif Mahmudi indicated Sunday evening that around 8:20 p.m., an anonymous person threw a sound bomb near a market inside Ain El-Helweh Refugee Camp. The incident coupled with opening of fire heard intensively at intermittent intervals.
R.Sh.
 

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Security - Follow-Up Committee calls for tranquility in Ain El-Helweh
 

Sun 18/12/2011 21:50

NNA - 18/12/2011 - National News Agency reporter in Sidon indicated Sunday that the Palestinian Follow-Up Committee in Ain El-Helweh Refugee Camp ended a while ago its long meeting held since the afternoon hours; in the wake of the clashes that occurred between "Fateh" Movement and "Jund Al-Sham" Militant Group.
Following its meeting, the Committee issued a communiqu� urging all parties within the Camp to practice self-restraint and withdraw all armed persons from the Camp's streets. It also implored families of the Camp to return to their homes.
 

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Security - 7 enemy planes violate the national airspace
 

Sun 18/12/2011 20:33

NNA - 18/12/2011 - Lebanese Army Command - Guidance Directorate - issued a communiqu� Sunday evening, in which it indicated that at 6:20 a.m., an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated the Lebanese airspace over the Southern town of Kfarkila. The enemy plane flew in circular manner over the South and Beqaa regions, and then left at 15:30 while flying over the town of Alma El-Sha'eb.
Furthermore, at 11:50 a.m. 6 Israeli warplanes also violated the Lebanese skies, flying in circular manner over all Lebanese areas. The enemy planes then left at the hour 13:20 heading back to the occupied territories.

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Security - Two rocket bombs launched from Ain El-Helweh
 

Sun 18/12/2011 18:52

NNA - 18/12/2011 - Two rocket bombs were launched in the air from Ain El-Helweh Camp Sunday, creating a state of tension inside the Camp. Many families left the Camp heading towards Sidon for fear of renewed fights which have led to the killing of two people and the wounding of three others.
The Palestinian Follow-Up Committee is currently exerting efforts to deal with developments and adopt the necessary measures needed to restore normal life to the Camp.
R.Sh.
 

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Security - Einel-Hilweh Clashes Claim 1 Dead
 

Sun 18/12/2011 17:04

NNA - 18/12/2011 Einel-Hilweh clashes involving mainstream Fath and Jund ash-Sham fundamentalists left 1 Fath member dead and an unspecified number of injured.

Fire-fights with small arms and R.P.Gs erupted following the announcement of the death of the Fath militant of his wounds at a local Saida hospital. The flash point in the upper neighborhood of the camp reportedly prompted the exodus of scores of civilians out for their safety.

G.G./R.K

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Security - Fath Militant Injured in Einel-Hilweh Shoot-out
 

Sun 18/12/2011 15:29

NNA - Dec. 18, 2011 A Fath militant has been shot and wounded by unknown assailants on board a speeding car in the southern Lebanese refugee camp of Einel-Hilweh today. The militant thought to be associated with the local Fath commander Mahmoud Issa, underwent hospitalization at a camp clinic but is reported out of danger. Shooting provoked tension with scores of gunmen taking up positions all over the camp.

G.G./R.K.

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Security - Greek Orthodox church vandalized
 

Sun 18/12/2011 11:56

NNA - 18/12/2011 Unknown assailants broke windows of Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Nicholas in Rashay al-Wady Saturday night, NNA correspondent reported.

Security Forces promptly attended the scene and began an intensive inquiry into the incident. Preliminary investigations showed no motives of theft.

R.Z.

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Security - Enemy spy drone overhead
 

Sat 17/12/2011 17:56

NNA - 17/12/2011 - An Israeli remote-controlled pilotless spy drone overflew Aalma Shaab and the rest of south Lebanon effecting the usual u-turn maneuver far-reaching north over the capital Beirut.

The spy drone returned to base within the occupied zone following a six hour breach of Lebanese airspace, Yarzeh-based Army Guidance Department Spokesperson announced today.

G.G./P.BC.

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Security - Three women gang arrested in North
 

Sat 17/12/2011 14:45

NNA - 17/12/2011 - A three women gang were arrested by Army Intelligence in North Lebanon under suspicion of luring taxi drivers to side roads in order to steal their money and cars. They were aided in this by one accomplice husband who helped them carry out their crimes.
This, according to Yarzeh-based Army Guidance Department announcement which added that the gang of women was active in the Bekaa and used children to cover up for their crimes. All 3 women and their male accomplice were handed over to the respective court.

G.G./P.BC.

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Security - Israeli plane violates Lebanese skies
 

Sat 17/12/2011 11:22

NNA - 17/12/2011 Lebanese Army Orientation Directorate issued Saturday the following statement:

At 8.35 yesterday an Israeli espionage plane violated Lebanese airspace, entering above Aalma Shaab town, effectuating circular flights over entire southern region. The plane left at 16.10 via same route.

R.Z.

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Security - Ayn Helweh shooting leaves one wounded
 

Sat 17/12/2011 11:06

NNA - 17/12/2011 A Palestinian national was wounded Saturday morning by gunfire in Ayn Helweh camp in Sidon, NNA correspondent reported.

An anonymous car opened fire at 6 a.m. today at Ahmad Abdullah in Taameer street at the Palestinian camp. The victim was hit in his leg and taken to hospital immediately.
R.Z.

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Security - One injured in Zaydanieh shooting
 

Fri 16/12/2011 21:53

NNA - 16/12/2011 A personal dispute between two individuals quickly escalated into a shootout that led to the injury of one person, NNA correspondent reported Friday night.

The incident took place in Zaydanieh locality in Beirut.

R.Z.

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Security - Israeli plane flies over South, Bekaa and Beirut
 

Fri 16/12/2011 13:11

NNA - 16/12/2011 - "Yesterday at 20:05 an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated the Lebanese airspace above Alma Al-Shaab village executing circular flights over South, West Bekaa, Beirut and its surroundings, leaving at 7:05 a.m. over Kfarkela village," reported the Lebanese Army Command - Orientation Directorate.
D.K.

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Security - Fire shots in Shebaa Farms
 

Fri 16/12/2011 11:08

NNA - 16/12/2011 - Heavy gun fire were heard on Friday at 9:30 am inside occupied Shebaa farms, amid Israeli reconnaissance war planes flights, according to NNA correspondent.

On the other hand, army detonated a cluster bomb in the surrounding of Kfarshouba Village.
 

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Security - ISF detonate shells in Mgheiti Field on Sunday
 

Fri 16/12/2011 10:00


NNA - 16/12/2011 - ISF demolishing experts will detonate shells and explosives on 18th of this month between 9:00 and 14:00 at Mgheiti Field-Dahr Beidr, according to ISF directorate.
 

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Security - Israeli reconnaissance war plane violates south air space
 

Fri 16/12/2011 09:52

NNA - 16/12/2011 - An Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated on Thursday at 7:05 the Lebanese air space over Rmeish Village and executed circular maneuvers over the south regions, then left at 18:25 towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.
 

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Security - ISF arrest 44 persons for criminal acts
 

Fri 16/12/2011 09:09

NNA - 16/12/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 44 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 15th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Friday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, kidnapping, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Thu 15/12/2011 19:39

NNA - 14/12/2011 - An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated at 6.00 am today the Lebanese airspace over Rmeish village, effectuating u-turn maneuvers over the southern localities, a communiqu� by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Thursday.

The plane left at 14.10 pm from above Alma Shaab, communiqu� concluded.
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Security - ISF arrest 61 persons for criminal acts
 

Thu 15/12/2011 09:53

NNA - 15/12/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 61 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 14th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Thursday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, kidnapping and blackmailing, threatening, killing attempt, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Military tripartite meeting in Naqoura
 

Thu 15/12/2011 09:49

NNA - 15/12/2011 - Periodical military tripartite meeting was held on Thursday morning at United Nations headquarters in Ras Naqoura to discuss developments and violations along the blue line, in addition to the Israeli withdrawal from north of Ghajar Village, according to NNA correspondent.

The meeting convened in presence of Lebanese and Israeli senior officers sponsored by UNIFIL working in the south.

A.A.M

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Security - Two killed in ill-fated accident
 

Wed 14/12/2011 22:21

NNA - 14/12/2011 - Two twenty year-old guys lost their lives on Tuesday as their motorcycle hit a pick-up van in Bkaya locality - Akkar, NNA correspondent said.

The two dead bodies were immediately transferred to "Saydet Al Salam" Hospital in Kbayet.
 

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Wed 14/12/2011 18:13

NNA - 14/12/2011 - An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated at 6:30 am today the Lebanese airspace over Rmeish village, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Wednesday.

The jet left at 1:15 pm from above Alma Shaab after effectuating the usual circular maneuver off the South.



R.A.H.

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Security - Rocks detonation in Yarzeh
 

Wed 14/12/2011 13:29

NNA - 14/12/2011 - Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:
"On 14/12/2011, between 11:45 am and 2:00 pm, a unit of the Army will detonate rocks in the vicinity of the National Defense Ministry- Yarzeh."
L.Y.R/N.AF

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Security - Israeli flights over South
 

Tue 13/12/2011 12:16

NNA - 13/12/2011 - "Two Israeli reconnaissance planes violated the Lebanese space on Monday, from 11:20 a.m. till 20:20 p.m., executing circular flights over South region then leaving consecutively towards the occupied territories", according to the Lebanese Army command - Orientation Directorate.
D.K.

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Security - Lebanese Army helicopters to fly over Army bases
 

Tue 13/12/2011 12:08

NNA - 13/12/2011 - The Lebanese Army Command - Orientation directorate issued Tuesday the following communique:

"On December 13 - 14 and 15, 2011 Lebanese Army air forces helicopters will execute flights from 17:00 till midnight over Bekaa and North regions, moving between Beirut, Hamat, Riak and Kleiaat air bases."
D.K.

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Security - Sand barriers and Israeli deployment near Abbasiyeh
 

Tue 13/12/2011 12:03

NNA - 13/12/2011 - Israeli troops backed by APCs deployed on Tuesday at 10:30 am behind the sand barriers of Abbassiyeh village and near the barb wires fence at the eastern side of the village, amid Israeli reconnaissance war planes flights, according to NNA correspondent.

Also, two earthmovers laid sand barriers at the eastern sides on the military road that connects Abbassiyeh to Ghajar.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 65 persons for criminal acts
 

Tue 13/12/2011 09:46

NNA - 13/12/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 65 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 12th of this month, the Directorate General announced on Tuesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, prostitution, resisting police forces, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, kidnapping attempt, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Fire breaks out in NBRC, Sarafand
 

Mon 12/12/2011 17:26

NNA - 12/12/2011 - A fire broke out Monday morning in one room at Nabih Berri Rehabilitation Compound in Sarafand, South Lebanon.

Civil Defense units and volunteers from Amal's Islamic Rissala Scouts rushed to the scene and worked on extinguishing the fire.

Security forces and competent judicial authorities opened probe into the incident, which luckily failed to cause any human casualty.


R.A.H.

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Mon 12/12/2011 17:16

NNA - 12/12/2011 - An Israeli reconnaissance jet violated at 6:40 am today the Lebanese airspace over Aitaroun village, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Monday.

The jet left at 9:20 am from above Alma Shaab village after effectuating the usual u-shaped flight off the South.

The Army also reported that a queue of Israeli warplanes flew over Kfarkela village this morning and carried out circular maneuver off the different Lebanese regions.



R.A.H.

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Security - Army and UNIFIL patrols in Tyre and Nakoura
 

Mon 12/12/2011 14:21

NNA - 12/12/2011- Lebanese Army circulated intensive patrols and held fixed checkpoints between Tyre and Nakoura, National News correspondent in Tyr Haidar Hawila reported.

The Army and UNIFIL units patrolled the coastal and border region in line with intensive Israeli war flights in the south air-space mainly in Tyre and Nakoura.

L.Y.R/N.AF

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Security - Kahwaji, Asarta discuss situation in South Lebanon
 

Mon 12/12/2011 13:24

NNA - 12/12/2011 Lebanese Army Commander General Jean Kahwaji Monday discussed latest developments in South Lebanon during his meeting with the UNIFIL commander Alberto Asarta Cuevas, National News Agency correspondent reported.

L.W.
 

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Security - Kahwaji, Asarta discuss situation in South Lebanon
 

Mon 12/12/2011 13:24

NNA - 12/12/2011 Lebanese Army Commander General Jean Kahwaji Monday discussed latest developments in South Lebanon during his meeting with the UNIFIL commander Alberto Asarta Cuevas, National News Agency correspondent reported.

L.W.
 

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Security - Army says a rocket fired from Majdal Selm injures a woman
 

Mon 12/12/2011 10:52

NNA - The Lebanese army command said in a statement on Monday that a rocket which was fired from the outskirts of Majdal Selm landed in the village of Houla and seriously injured a woman.

The statement added that the rocket also caused damages to the house of the woman.

After the incident, the army sent a patrol to the scene and isolated the area and conducted intensive patrols in the region where the rocket was fired.

Investigations are still underway to determine the party which was behind the launching of the rocket and arrest the culprits.

O.H

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Security - (UPDATED) Israeli war planes fly over Bint Jbeil and Jezzine
 

Mon 12/12/2011 10:37

NNA - 12/12/2011 - 4 Israeli war planes flew on Monday at 9:30 am over Bint Jbeil, Western and Central sectors on high altitude, according to the NNA correspondent.

Also, Israeli war planes flew at 10:00 am over Jezzine and Iklim el Toufah.

A.A.M

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Security - Israeli war planes fly over Bint Jbeil ,Western and Central sectors
 

Mon 12/12/2011 10:13

NNA - 12/12/2011 - 4 Israeli war planes flew on Monday at 9:30 am over Bint Jbeil, Western and Central sectors on high altitude, according to the NNA correspondent.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 53 persons for criminal acts
 

Mon 12/12/2011 09:44

NNA - 12/12/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 53 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 10 and 11 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Monday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, deserting the army, drug related crimes, threatening, non- possession of identification papers, fraud and forgery.
 

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Security - Israeli movements on borders of eastern sector
 

Mon 12/12/2011 08:46

NNA - 12/12/2011 - Eastern sector borders are witnessing on Monday morning intensive Israeli movements, in addition to foot and mechanized patrols, according to NNA correspondent.

Also, a Merkava tank was stationed at 7 am behind a sand barrier in Abasiyeh axis, while 3 Hummer cars entered the Lebanese side from Ghajjar and are monitoring the liberated region facing Wazani River.

A.A.M

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Security - Fresh Israeli breach of Lebanese airspace
 

Sun 11/12/2011 16:45

NNA - 11/12/2011 - In a fresh breach of Lebanese airspace, four Israeli war planes effected the usual u-turn maneuver over most of Lebanese territory via Kfarila South Lebanon. The breach lasted for over than an hour according to an announcement by Yarzeh-based Army Directorate of Guidance today.


G.G./P.BC.

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Security - Army carries out raids in Baalbek
 

Sun 11/12/2011 13:08

NNA - 11/12/2011 Lebanese Army Orientation Directorate issued a communique Sunday stating that army units raided desolate areas in Baalbek whereby at 5 a.m. Sunday they successfully released Ahmad Zeidan, who was kidnapped by armed men a few days earlier.

Zeidan, head of Liban Lait, was taken hostage under gunpoint as unknown assailants abducted him in a black SUV Wednesday.

The army arrested a number of people in relation to the kidnapping and found on them drugs, as well as advanced wireless transmitter device used to monitor communications, an unspecified amount of foreign currencies, light military weapons, ammunition and various equipment.

Raids were still underway to arrest all perpetrators in the kidnapping.
 

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Security - One fatality, three car-crash casualties
 

Sun 11/12/2011 12:24

NNA - 11/12/2011 One male met his instantaneous death when swept by a speeding car on the way between Burghos-Souk al-Khan/Hasbayyah-South Lebanon.

The driver is being interrogated by local police.

A car crash involving an army truck and a Mitsubishi car left two soldiers wounded in addition to the driver. All were reported out of danger at Marjouyoun hospital with army temporarily closing highway for investigation.
G.G.

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Security - Israeli air forces violate 1701
 

Sun 11/12/2011 11:15

NNA - 11/12/2011 Israeli war planes took to Lebanese skies Sunday morning.

NNA correspondent reported eye-witness sightings of hostile air forces flying at medium and low altitudes over Sidon, Iklim Kharroub, and entire southern region. See

R.Z.
 

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Security - Lebanese army frees Ahmad Zeidan
 

Sun 11/12/2011 11:08

NNA - 11/12/2011 Lebanese armed forces successfully liberated Liban Lait's Ahmad Zeidan at dawn Sunday from Bekaa, NNA correspondent reported.

Zeidan, one of the managers of Liban Lait Company, was kidnapped at gunpoint on Wednesday by five unknown assailants. The kidnappers forced him into a black SUV and drove off to an unknown location.

At 5 a.m. Sunday the army raided the houses of the suspects in the Tofayel locality. Several suspects were arrested as various weapons were found in their possession.

R.Z.

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Security - Various accidents claiming 3 lives
 

Sat 10/12/2011 13:48

NNA - 10/12/2011 - A pedestrian was instantaneously killed by a speeding car on approaches to Beirut Airport. The body was taken to a nearby hospital.

A 61 year-old male was found dead presumably out of hypothermia overnight at Kaskas woods.

Two workers living in a shack were severely burned while trying to get some heat in cold weather. One of them died of a third degree burn; the other is currently hospitalized at a Bir Hasan clinic with local police investigating circumstances of the fire.

G.G./P.BC.

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Security - Security (additional) Five injured in bomb attack against UNIFIL patrol in south
 

Fri 9/12/2011 11:31

NNA - 9/12/2011 - Four French soldiers and a Lebanese civilian were wounded at 9:30 AM on Friday when a bomb went off near a UNIFIL patrol in Naba'a area located between Housh and Burj al Shamali towns east of Tyre, security sources said.

Sources said the bomb targeted a French contingent patrol which operates under the UNIFIL command in the south.

All of the wounded suffered light injuries and were rushed to a hospital for treatment.

One of the wounded French soldiers was a woman officer.

The Lebanese army and UNIFIL forces encircled the scene of the explosion and conducted a thorough search of the area.

Reports said that a number of houses suffered material damages as a result of the explosion.

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Security #- Bomb targets UNIFIL patrol in south
 

Fri 9/12/2011 10:02

NNA - 9/12/2011 - A bomb went off near a UNIFIL patrol between the towns of Housh and Burj al Shamali in the east of Tyre, according to NNA correspondent.

It was still not clear if the bomb attack caused any casualties.

O.H

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Security - ISF arrest 67 persons for criminal acts
 

Fri 9/12/2011 09:36

NNA - 9/12/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 67 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 8 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Friday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, kidnapping, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Bomb dismantled in Ain-El-Heloweh
 

Thu 8/12/2011 11:30

NNA - 8/12/2011- An engineering unit affiliated with the Lebanese Army dismantled today (Thursday) morning a time-bomb found at the gate of Ali Ghafara's place in Taamir region Ain-El-Heloweh, national News Agency correspondent in Saida Afif Mahmoudi reported.

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Security - ISF arrest 33 persons for criminal acts
 

Thu 8/12/2011 10:35

NNA - 8/12/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 33 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 7 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Thursday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, deserting the army, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF re-opens airport road
 

Wed 7/12/2011 22:11

NNA - 7/12/2011 - The Internal Security Forces managed to re-open the airport road on Wednesday evening after a number of young men blocked it with torched tires protesting against an unprecedented power blackout in their area, NNA correspondent reported.
R.H.

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Security - Army: Israeli warplane violates Lebanese airspace today
 

Wed 7/12/2011 17:21

NNA - 07/12/2011 - "An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated at 6:50 this morning the Lebanese airspace and flew over Rmeish village. The plane conducted circular flight off the South, then left at 11:30 from above Nakoura village," a communique by the Lebanese Army Command Guidance Directorate said on Wednesday.

P.BC.

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Security - Liban Lait chairman abducted in Bekaa
 

Wed 7/12/2011 15:38

NNA - 7/12/2011 - Five unidentified armed persons this morning abducted head of the board of directors of Liban Lait factory, Ahmed Zeidan, in Hosh Snid, Bekaa, National News Agency correspondent reported on Wednesday.

In details, kidnappers in a black Jeep intercepted Zeidan's Volkswagen 4x4, abducted him, and fled to an unknown destination.

Forensic units and Talia squad members rushed to the scene and opened investigation into the incident.



R.A.H.

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Security - Gun shots in Ain AL-Heloui Camp
 

Wed 7/12/2011 13:05

NNA - 7/12/2011- Gun shots was heard today (Wednesday) at 12:20 pm inside
Ain AL-Heloui Camp, National News Agency (NNA) correspondent in Saida reported.
The report mentioned that a member of "Fath Al-Islam" organization opened fire on Palestinian citizen Oudi Outhman who is affiliated with "Abo Arab" group.
L.Y.R.

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Security - Army executes night flights over North and Bekaa
 

Wed 7/12/2011 11:02

NNA - 7/12/2011 - Lebanese army helicopters will execute on 7 and 8 of this month from 16:55 till 24:00 night flights over Bekaa and the north regions and will move between the following air bases: Hamat, Riyak and Kleiaat, according to the army directorate.

A.A.M

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Security - Israel erects sand barriers in Abbasyeh axis
 

Wed 7/12/2011 10:53

NNA - 7/12/2011 - An Israeli army bulldozer has started at 9:00 AM this morning to erect sand barrier, earth mounds and barbed wires along the occupied territories between the towns of Ghajar and Abbasyeh in the south as the sounds of strong explosions could be heard inside occupied Shabaa farms.

The explosions are believed to be a result of Israeli military exercises in the Galileo sector.

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Security - Roumyeh inmate hurl tear gas bomb on maintenance square
 

Wed 7/12/2011 09:12

NNA - 7/12/2011 - A Roumyeh jail inmate tossed a tear gas bomb on the maintenance square of the prison as 187 prisoners continued their hunger strike to demand commuting the prison sentence year.

Security sources told NNA the bomb, which was probably seized by mutinous inmates in the last riot, did not explode.

Meanwhile, 187 inmates in bloc B building of Roumyeh prison started a hunger strike to press the authorities to accept their demand to reduce the prison sentence from 12 months to nine month, irrespective of the crimes committed by the convicted prisoners.

The security forces brought more reinforcement to the scene to prevent any attempt to trigger riots in the prison.

O.H

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Security - ISF arrest 66 persons for criminal acts
 

Wed 7/12/2011 08:54

NNA - 7/12/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 66 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 5 and 6 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Wednesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, threatening, killing, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, fraud and forgery.
 

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Security - 8 Israeli warplanes violate the Lebanese airspace
 

Tue 6/12/2011 18:46

NNA - 6/12/2011 - Lebanese Army Command - Guidance Directorate - issued a communiqu� Tuesday evening, in which it indicated that at 9:35 a.m. 8 Israeli warplanes violated the Lebanese airspace and flew in circular manner over various Lebanese areas. The enemy planes then left consecutively at 11:10 a.m. heading back to the occupied Palestinian territories.
R.Sh.
 

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Security - Car fatally hits Kamal Ghanem, Batroun
 

Mon 5/12/2011 16:53

NNA - 5/12/2011 - Citizen Kamal Ibrahim Ghanem, born 1949, died today immediately after an unidentified car hit him on Batroun Highway, National News Agency correspondent reported on Monday.

A Red Cross team transferred the corpse to nearby Emile Bitar Hospital, while security apparatuses are still delving into the accident to unearth the car's plate number.


R.A.H.

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Security - Army detonates ammunitions in Kleiaat air base
 

Mon 5/12/2011 11:09

NNA - 5/12/2011 - An army unit will detonate useless ammunitions on 5 of this month between 12:00 and 14:00 in the surrounding of Kleiaat air base, according to the army directorate.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 55 persons for criminal acts
 

Mon 5/12/2011 10:31

NNA - 5/12/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 55 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 3 and 4 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Monday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, threatening to kill, non- possession of identification papers, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Army detonates useless ammunitions in Marous el Ras
 

Mon 5/12/2011 09:33

NNA - 5/12/2011 - An army unit will detonate useless ammunitions on 5 of this month between 12:00 and 14:00 in the surrounding of Maroun el Ras Village-south, according to the army directorate.

A.A.M

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Security - 4 Israeli warplanes roam over Lebanese territories
 

Sun 4/12/2011 19:53

NNA - 4/12/2011 - Lebanese Army - Guidance Directorate - issued a communiqu� Sunday evening, in which it indicated that at 10:15 a.m. 4 Israeli warplanes violated the Lebanese airspace over the town of Kfarkila in the South. The enemy planes flew in circular manner over various Lebanese areas, and then left at 11:00 a.m. while flying over Al-Naqoura in South Lebanon.
R.Sh.

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Security - 8 Israeli planes roam over Lebanese areas
 

Sat 3/12/2011 22:59

NNA - 3/12/2011 - Lebanese Army Command - Guidance Directorate - issued a communiqu� Saturday evening, in which it indicated that at 7:40 a.m., 4 Israeli warplanes violated the Lebanese airspace over the sea facing Jounieh while 4 others flew over the sea facing Al-Naqoura.
Furthermore, an Israeli reconnaissance plane also violated the Lebanese airspace at 8:12 a.m. over the Southern town of Kfarkila. The enemy plane flew in circular manner over various areas in the South and then left at 9:20 a.m. while flying over occupied Shebaa Farms.
R.Sh.
 

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Security - Firefight in Khaldeh/minor incidents in Kharoub, Jal el-Dib
 

Sat 3/12/2011 13:12

NNA - 3/12/2011 - A firefight broke out in Khaldeh South Beirut, between party members resulting in the wounding of one person and damaging of one car belonging to a local political group.

A firefight ensued before army and security intervened and placed the lid on the incident. Army checkpoints duly sprang up all over Khaldeh.

In Bhamdoun Mount Lebanon, a football match ended in a fistfight between supporters of rival football teams with one person at least reportedly hospitalized at a local clinic. Police are investigating.

A motor Bike rider snatched the handbag of a lady and managed to escape to an unknown destination. The women suffered a fractured shoulder bone with the victim reportedly receiving treatment at Saint Louis Hospital in Jounieh.

Incoming news from Kharoub district speak of youths taking to the highway in protest against frequent power cuts and in solidarity with the Zahrani workers. They were soon cleared off by Army and police with civil defense units putting off the fire.

G.G./P.BC.

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Security - Israeli planes fly over Bekaa, Baalbek
 

Sat 3/12/2011 10:34

NNA - 03/12/2011 Israeli war planes flew over Bekaa and Baalbek at medium altitudes, according to NNA correspondent Saturday.

The planes effectuated circular flights over eastern and western mountain strings in an unprecedented move.

R.Z.

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Security - Clashes on Syrian territories wound three in Lebanon
 

Fri 2/12/2011 22:11

NNA - 02/11/2011 - Three Lebanese citizens have been injured Friday on the Lebanese borderline with Syria, with bullets crossing to Lebanon from a Syria-based battle scene, a communiqu� by the Lebanese Army General Command said.

Armed clashes took place in Syria, near the border line localities of Jisr Al-Arida, Bkayaa and Jisr al-Baraghit. The gunfire reached Lebanese territories, wounding three citizens who were immediately transported to hospitals, the Army statement read.
R.H.

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Fri 2/12/2011 19:37

NNA - 2/12/2011 - An Israeli spying jet violated at 8:00 am today the Lebanese airspace off Naqoura village, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Friday.

It added that the plane left later at noon from above Rmeish village, after effectuating the usual circular maneuver over the South.


R.A.H.

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Security - # Hezbollah foils Israeli espionage operation between Srifa, Deir Kifa
 

Fri 2/12/2011 19:31

NNA - 2/12/2011 - The Islamic Resistance today foiled an Israeli spying operation, as it detected a device planted along the telephone line in the valley between Srifa and Deir Kifa localities, a statement by Hezbollah press office said on Friday.

But the enemy managed to detonate the device through a reconnaissance jet.

No life casualties were reported.

Earlier today, incoming news spoke of a blast heard in that very prefecture, yet fell short of information about the explosion's details and reasons.




R.A.H.

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Security - Blast jolts Srifa, Deir Kifa localities
 

Fri 2/12/2011 15:47

NNA - 2/12/2011 - An explosion was heard today in a valley between Srifa and Deir Kifa localities in the South, National News Agency correspondent reported on Friday.

The blast's details and reasons however remain as yet unknown.


R.A.H.

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Security - Intensive Israeli deployment along border fence
 

Fri 2/12/2011 12:44
NNA - 2/12/2011- Israeli forces carried out intensive movements on Friday along Al-Ghajar village line until Kfarshouba hills accompanied with intensive helicopters, reconnaissance and military flights over Shebaa Farms and Al-Aarkoub , Hasbaya and Western Bekaa regions; National News Agency correspondent Taher Abu Hamdan reported.

The report noticed that three Israeli armor personnel carriers took positions behind the barbed wires at Berket Al-Nakkar region and was followed by a deployment of 20 infantrymen.

The report also said that Israel conducted intensive foot and mechanized patrols in Ghajar village mainly in the northern section, and opposite to Al-Wazzani parks.

Moreover, an intensive deployment was detected along the border fence from Al-Mtelleh to Al-Hamary position.

The report also stated that Mirkava tanks took positions in the morning between Al-Dahra region and the occupied part of Al-Abassiya village.

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Security - Israeli reconnaissance war plane violates south space
 

Fri 2/12/2011 12:27

NNA - 2/12/2011 - Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated on Wednesday at 7:15 am the Lebanese air space over Naqoura Village and executed circular maneuvers over the south regions, then left at 6:25 towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.

A.A.M

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Security - Army detonates useless ammunition in Kfartebnit
 

Fri 2/12/2011 10:41

NNA - 2/12/2011- Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqu�:
"Unit of the Army will detonate useless ammunition in Kfartebnit village, Nabatiyeh, on 2/12/2011 between 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm ."
L.Y.R/ N.AF

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Security - 33 detained for criminal acts
 

Fri 2/12/2011 09:46

NNA - 2/12/2011- Internal Security Forces during fulfilling its duties in maintaining security and fighting crime of different kinds detained, on 1/12/2011, 33 persons for committing various crimes involving robberies, drug related crimes, shooting fire and facilitating prostitution on different Lebanese territories.

L.Y.R./N.AF

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Security - Israeli war plane violates air space
 

Thu 1/12/2011 11:18

NNA - 1/12/2011 - An Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated on Wednesday the Lebanese air space at 7:00 am and executed circular maneuvers over the south, then left at 19:15 towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.
 

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Security - A citizen killed in a motorcycle sliding
 

Thu 1/12/2011 09:57


NNA - 1/12/2011 - A motorcycle driven by Garabeth Dikran Safarian (1973) accompanied by his relative Garabeth David Yogoryian (1977) slid on Thursday dawn on the coast road in Antelias which led to the death of the first and the injury of the second, according to NNA correspondent.

A.A.M

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Security - Israeli war plane violates air space
 

Thu 1/12/2011 11:18

NNA - 1/12/2011 - An Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated on Wednesday the Lebanese air space at 7:00 am and executed circular maneuvers over the south, then left at 19:15 towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.
 

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Security - A citizen killed in a motorcycle sliding
 

Thu 1/12/2011 09:57

NNA - 1/12/2011 - A motorcycle driven by Garabeth Dikran Safarian (1973) accompanied by his relative Garabeth David Yogoryian (1977) slid on Thursday dawn on the coast road in Antelias which led to the death of the first and the injury of the second, according to NNA correspondent.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 24 persons for criminal acts
 

Thu 1/12/2011 09:29

NNA - 1/12/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 24 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 30 of November, the Directorate General announced on Thursday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, hitting, drug related crimes, kidnapping, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Urgent chopper landing in Hellaniyeh
 

Wed 30/11/2011 19:17

NNA - 30/11/2011 - A helicopter affiliated to the Lebanese Army effectuated today an urgent landing in Hellaniyeh, Bekaa, National News Agency correspondent reported on Wednesday.

The chopper took off again after an examination by a specialized technical team.



R.A.H.

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Security - One shot in Baalbeck
 

Wed 30/11/2011 15:44

NNA - 30/11/2011 - Citizen Hamdan Jaafar got shot in the neck today in Sherwane neighborhood, Baalbeck, at the backdrop of a family dispute, National News Agency correspondent reported on Wednesday.

Army units immediately set security checkpoints in front of nearby Rayan hospital, where the injured was admitted, and Sherwane street.


R.A.H.

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Wed 30/11/2011 15:00

NNA - 30/11/2011 - An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated at 7:40 pm yesterday the Lebanese airspace over Alma Shaab village, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate reported on Wednesday.

The spying jet left at 3:00 am today after effectuating the usual u-shape maneuver off the South.


R.A.H.

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Security - ISF arrest 25 persons for criminal acts
 

Wed 30/11/2011 08:52

NNA - 30/11/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 25 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 29 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Wednesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, killing, threatening to kill, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - UNIFIL, Lebanese army check shelling site in south Lebanon
 

Tue 29/11/2011 19:36

NNA - 29/11/2011 Senior army and UNIFIL officials visited Tuesday location of Israeli bombing in south Lebanon.

One rocket was fired from southern Lebanon into northern Israel overnight, prompting the Jewish state's army to warn Beirut early Tuesday to work to prevent similar attacks in the future. Israel retaliated by firing four rockets on Ayta Shaab village.
South of Litani Sector Commander Brigadier Sadik Tleis and commander of the fifth brigade Brigadier Charbel abou Khalil along with senior army officers and UNIFIL commander of Western sector General Carlo Lamana checked the location. A wooden rocket launching pad was found in the outskirts of Rmeish and Ayn Ibil villages, with electric wires and a battery next to it.

Israeli shelling of Ayta Shaab and Rmeish villages led to material damages, mostly to olive trees.

Israeli reconaissance planes roamed the skies as UNIFIL and LEbaense army patrols survyed the region.

R.Z.

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Security - # Rocket launching platform located at Hnein-Ain Ebel-Rmeish triangle
 

Tue 29/11/2011 11:38

NNA - 29/11/2011 - The Lebanese Army units, in cooperation with the UNIFIL, found Tuesday the rocket launching platform from which rockets had been fired at dawn towards the occupied lands.

The platform was located at Hnein-Ain Ebel-Rmeish triangle.
D.K.

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Security - Israeli warplanes fly over south Lebanon
 

Tue 29/11/2011 11:19

NNA - 29/11/2011 - Israeli warplanes flew over Jezzine and Eklim Al-Tuffah around 10 a.m. as reported Tuesday by our NNA correspondent.

Also, Israeli planes violated the Lebanese airspace, flying on medium altitude over Sothern regions, as well as above bent Jbeil casa.
D.K.

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Security - Israeli reconnaissance war plane violates south space
 

Tue 29/11/2011 10:21

NNA - 29/11/2011 - An Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated on Monday at 7:10 the Lebanese air space over Naqoura Village and executed circular maneuvers over the south region, then left at 16:50 towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.
 

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Security - Israeli military deployment in eastern sector
 

Tue 29/11/2011 10:01

NNA - Security sources said that Israel deployed its forces along the eastern sector of the Lebanese border after four katiousha rockets hit Galileo region.

Sources added that Israeli troops backed by Merkavas tanks and armored personnel carriers were seen along the border.

The Israeli forces were stationed behind sand barricades and trenches as APCs combed the area.

O.H

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Security - ISF arrest 31 persons for criminal acts
 

Tue 29/11/2011 09:14

NNA - 29/11/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 31 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 28 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Tuesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes.
 

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Security - Army detonates cluster bombs in Kfartibnit
 

Tue 29/11/2011 09:05

NNA - 29/11/2011 - An army unit will detonate cluster bombs on 29 of this month between 10:00 and 14:00 in the surrounding of Kfartibnit Village, according to the army directorate.

A.A.M

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Security - # Israel fires four missiles on Itaa al Shaab in response to rocket shooting
 

Tue 29/11/2011 08:12

NNA - 29/11/2011 - The Israeli army fired four missiles on Itaa al Shaab in response to the shooting of a rocket that landed in occupied lands.

The Israeli rockets caused material damage only.

O.H
 

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Security - Army: Israeli warplanes violate Lebanese airspace
 

Mon 28/11/2011 19:24

NNA - 28/11/2011 An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated on Monday morning the Lebanese airspace off the town of Kferkela, effectuating u-turn maneuvers over Riak, Baalbeck, Hermel and Tripoli, Army Command-Guidance Directorate said in a communiqu�.
The plane then left Lebanese airspace off the town of Alma Shaab.
Later, four Israeli warplanes violated the Lebanese airspace off the town of Kferkela, effecting circular maneuvers over the entire Lebanese territories, Communiqu� added.
The planes then left the Lebanese airspace off the town of Alma Shaab.
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Security - Israel carries out digging works off Kferkela
 

Mon 28/11/2011 19:04

NNA - 28/11/2011 An Israeli drill "Puklin" carried out on Monday afternoon digging works near Israel's post adjacent to the barbed wire at the borders overlooking the town of Kferkela, National News Agency Correspondent reported.
Digging works occurred under the protection of two Israeli Hammer vehicles, NNA Correspondent said.
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Security - Israeli mock raids over south region
 

Mon 28/11/2011 11:56

NNA - 28/11/2011 - Israeli war planes have been executing since 11:00 am intensive mock raids over Nabatiyeh, Iklim el Toufa, Marjeoun, Khiyam and Orkoub regions on medium altitude, according to NNA correspondent.

A.A.M

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Security - Army detonates useless ammunitions in Toul
 

Mon 28/11/2011 11:51

NNA - 28/11/2011 - An army unit will detonate on 28 of this month between 12:00 and 14:00 useless ammunitions in the surrounding of Toul Village-Nabatiyeh.
 

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Security - Army detonates ammunitions and exercises in Amchite and Dahr Beidr
 

Mon 28/11/2011 11:29

NNA - 28/11/2011 - An army unit will exercise using fire blank ammunitions on 28 and 30 of this month in Amchite between 10:00 and 24:00, according to the army directorate.

Also, another army unit will detonate on 30 of this month between 7:00 and 8:00 am useless ammunitions in Mgheit Field-Dahr Beidr.

A.A.M

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Security - Israeli war plane violates Beirut and south air space
 

Mon 28/11/2011 10:54

NNA - 28/11/2011 - An Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated on Sunday at 8:30 am the Lebanese air space over Naqoura, executing circular maneuvers over Beirut and the south, then left at 20:15 towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 96 persons for criminal acts
 

Mon 28/11/2011 08:39


NNA - 28/11/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 96 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 25, 26 and 27 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Monday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, rape attempt, prostitution, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - A sound bomb over Ain Helweh and 4 cars set on fire in Sidon
 

Sun 27/11/2011 22:43

NNA - 27/11/2011 - National News Agency delegate in Sidon reported Sunday evening that a sound bomb exploded in the area of Taitaba inside Ain Helwe Camp, causing material damages. The perpetrator remained anonymous.
Furthermore, 4 vehicles were also set on fire while they were parked on the road side in a number of areas in Sidon. Civil Defense units are attempting to put-off the fire. It was noted that the manner and way of setting the 4 cars on fire was similar.
R.Sh.
 

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Security - 3 injured in Jabal Mohsen
 

Sun 27/11/2011 20:14

NNA - 27/11/2011 - National News Agency delegate reported that 3 people have been injured as a result of open fire in the region of Jabal Mohsen Sunday.
Meanwhile, the Arab Democratic Party issued a statement Sunday evening, in which it declared that during the Tripoli rally Sunday, bomb shells were thrown over Jabal Mohsen area. The Party condemned such acts while thanking the Lebanese Army for its intervention in preventing any strife from occurring as a result. The Party also thanked the people of Jabal Mohsen for their self-restraint and state of clam despite the bullets falling over them.
The Party ended its statement by expressing fear of strife in the region and warning against it, since that would only lead to a state of chaos which would affect all, it noted.
R.Sh.

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Security - Artillery shell found in Tripoli
 

Sun 27/11/2011 15:30

NNA - 27/11/2011 - An artillery shell has been found on the banks of Abou Ali River in Tripoli. Army bomb-disposal experts, who safely dismantled the shell, determined that it dates back to the Lebanese civil war and duly transferred it to a nearby army-base.

G.G./P.BC.

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Security - Hostile Israeli planes violate Lebanese airspace
 

Sun 27/11/2011 11:03

NNA - 27/11/2011 Lebanese army orientation directorate issued a communique Sunday stating new airspace breeches by Israeli air force.

At 15.30 Saturday three reconnaissance planes entered Lebanon above Sidon and Naqoura, south Lebanon, effectuated circular flights over said regions, then left at 22.50, exiting via sea route facing Naqoura.

R.Z.

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Security - Enemy plane flies over the Beqaa
 

Sat 26/11/2011 21:18

NNA - 26/11/2011 - Lebanese Army Command - Guidance Directorate, issued a communiqu� Saturday, in which it indicated that at 10:30 a.m. an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated the Lebanese airspace over the town of Alma El-Shaeb. The enemy plane flew in circular manner over various Beqaa towns, and then left at the hour 15:15 while flying over Al-Naqoura in the South.
R.Sh.
 

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Security - Fresh Israeli breach of Lebanese airspace
 

Sat 26/11/2011 14:51

NNA - 26/11/2011 - Four Israeli remote controlled pilotless spy drones breached Friday Lebanese airspace. Enemy planes overflew the coastline Tyr Sea effecting the usual u-turn maneuver and left back to the occupied zone via Nakoura. Over-flight lasted nearly for 9 hours. This, according to a communiqu� by Yarzeh-Based Army Guidance department spokesperson.

In a further breach of Lebanese airspace above Rmeich, one spy-drone affected the usual u-turn maneuver over most of South Lebanon and left Lebanese space from above Nakoura.
 

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Security - Two Israeli reconnaissance war planes violate south space
 

Fri 25/11/2011 10:03


NNA - 25/11/2011 - Two Israeli reconnaissance war planes violated on Thursday at 17:30 the Lebanese air space over the sea facing Naqoura, executing circular maneuvers over Sidon and Tyre, then left at 21:40 towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.

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Security - ISF arrest 80 persons for criminal acts
 

Fri 25/11/2011 08:52


NNA - 25/11/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 80 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 24 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Friday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, prostitution, non- possession of identification papers, kidnapping, threatening, fraud and forgery.

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Security - Two die in separate accidents in Naccash and Khaldeh
 

Thu 24/11/2011 12:37

NNA - 24/11/2011 - A horrific accident under Naccash Bridge involving five cars led to the death of Elie Antoine Shahoud (33 years old) and the injury of an army officer.

The corpse was transferred to a morgue as military police opened an investigation into the accident to determine who was responsible.

In Khaldeh, Mohammed Mahdi Alameh (25 years old) died instantly when his motorcycle skidded under a parked truck on the road.

The corpse was taken to a morgue.

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Security - Israeli war planes violate air space
 

Thu 24/11/2011 11:29


NNA - 24/11/2011 - Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated on Wednesday at 7:45 the Lebanese air space over Naqoura Village executing circular maneuvers over Beirut, Riyak, Baalbeck, north and south regions. Then left at 22:40 towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.

Also, a similar plane violated the Lebanese air space on the same date at 9:00 am executing circular maneuvers over the south and West Bekaa. Then left at 18:10 towards the occupied territories.

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Security - ISF arrest 42 persons for criminal acts
 

Thu 24/11/2011 11:12


NNA - 24/11/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 42 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 23 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Thursday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, threatening, indecent acts, drug related crimes, kidnapping, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrests robbers of Orthodox archdiocese
 

Wed 23/11/2011 20:56


NNA - 23/11/2011 - Three Lebanese men suspected of stealing and wrecking the Greek Orthodox archdiocese in Achrafieh last week have been finally arrested, a statement by the Internal Security Forces (ISF) said on Wednesday.

Unidentified men broke into the Greek Orthodox archdiocese in Ashrafieh early morning on Wednesday, stole money from its safe and sabotaged church property.

ISF concerted efforts and coordination with concerned judicial sides unveiled the residential address of two of the suspects. Breaking into their houses, police officers found huge amounts of robbed items, including those that had been stolen from the church, arms, and money, an ISF statement said.

Following thorough investigations with both suspects, one of them unveiled the identity of the third suspect.

All three suspects confessed having robbed the Orthodox archdiocese, as well as a number of houses and shops in Beirut and Mount Lebanon, the ISF statement added.
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Security - Siddiqin blast most likely result of cluster bomb: Lebanese Army
 

Wed 23/11/2011 19:53

NNA - 23/11/2011 - An explosion rocked the outskirts of Siddikin region at 12:45 am on Wednesday, the Lebanese Army confirmed in a communiqu� issued today.

Lebanese Army Units duly arrived to the explosion scene and failed to find tangible evidence after having swept the area for many hours.

"The explosion was likely the result of a landmine or a cluster bomb left over from the July-August war between Lebanon and Israel in 2006," the Army communiqu� read.
R.H.

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Wed 23/11/2011 18:04

NNA - 23/11/2011 - Four Israeli warplanes violated, at 9:30 this morning, the Lebanese airspace over Kfarkila village, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Wednesday.

The jets left at 11:00 am from above Alma Shaab, after effectuating the usual circular maneuver off all the Lebanese regions.



R.A.H.

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Security - Israeli reconnaissance war plane violates south
 

Wed 23/11/2011 10:00

NNA - 23/11/2011 - An Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated the Lebanese air space on Tuesday at 7:05 am over Alma el Chahib village, executing circular maneuvers over the south region, then left at 19:00 pm towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.

A.A.M

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Security - Army detonates ammunitions in Bareshite
 

Wed 23/11/2011 09:31

NNA - 23/11/2011 - An army unit will detonate explosives and ammunitions on 25 of this month in Bareshite-south, according to the army directorate.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 67 persons for criminal acts
 

Wed 23/11/2011 09:27

NNA - 23/11/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 67 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 21 and 22 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Wednesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, killing, drug related crimes, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Night flights over Bekaa Thursday
 

Wed 23/11/2011 09:24

NNA - 23/11/2011 - Lebanese army helicopters will execute night flights over Bekaa region on 24 of this month, according to the army directorate.

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Security - 6 enemy planes fly over various Lebanese areas
 

Tue 22/11/2011 19:05

NNA - 22/11/2011 - Lebanese Army Command issued a communiqu� Tuesday evening, in which it indicated that at 10:20 a.m. 4 Israeli warplanes violated the Lebanese airspace over Al-Naqoura in South Lebanon, executing circular flights over various Lebanese areas. The enemy planes then left at 11:10 a.m. while flying over West Naqoura.
Furthermore, the communiqu� indicated that at 10:20 a.m. two other Israeli warplanes violated the Lebanese skies over the Southern town of Rmeish and conducted circular flights over all Lebanese areas. The two enemy planes then headed back to the occupied territories at 11:20 a.m. while flying over Al-Naqoura in the South.

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Security - Israeli enemy plane violates Southern skies
 

Tue 22/11/2011 18:48

NNA - 22/11/2011 - Lebanese Army Command - Guidance Directorate - issued a communiqu� Tuesday, in which it indicated that at 9:00 a.m. an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated the Lebanese airspace over the town of Alma El-Shaeb in South Lebanon. The enemy plane conducted circular flights over the South and then left at the hour 11:15 a.m. while flying over the town of Al-Naqoura.
R.Sh.
 

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Security - Three car thefts registered overnight
 

Tue 22/11/2011 13:45

NNA - 22/11/2011 - Three car thefts were registered overnight in the southern suburbs of Beirut with robbers making away in their newly-stolen booty.

In a further supermarket burglary in the upper Metn, thieves were able to break into the local supermarket where they made away with cash and goods. Also the same gang is thought to be responsible for a further burglary of a cell phone shop in Beit Mery where they made away with prepaid cards. Police is investigating all mentioned instances.

In Furn Shebbek, near La Sagesse University, an old 120 mm mortar artillery shell from the civil war and covered during excavations prompted an immediate work stoppage up till when army bomb-disposal-experts safely dismantled it and transferred it to a nearby army barracks.

G.G./P.BC.

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Security - Body of woman found, suspect arrested
 

Tue 22/11/2011 13:45

NNA - 22/11/2011 The body of 28 year old woman was found Tuesday bludgeoned and disposed in a wooded area in Keserwan, north of Beirut, and preliminary investigations led to the arrest of a Syrian janitor.

Miriam Ashkar went missing under mysterious conditions from her parents' home in Sahil Aalma Monday. Search efforts led to the gruesome discovery of her bloodied body left in a wooded area between Sahil Aalma and Harissa. The police promptly attended the scene of the crime and began extensive investigations with leads pointing to a Syrian national who works as a janitor at a monastery close to the location of the deceased.

Forensic detectives continued their examination amidst shock and grief of Miriam's parents and fiance.

R.Z.

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Security - Army Patrol under fire in Ersal
 

Tue 22/11/2011 13:14

NNA - 22/11/2011 - An army patrol came under fire near the Bekaa village of Ersal while trying to arrest a number of wanted persons. It all started when an army patrol was pelted by stones which severely damaged two jeeps. Army reinforcements were sent and engaged the attackers in a firefight.

The assailants were forced to flee into nearby mountains with army personnel at their heels. This according to an announcement by Yarzeh-based Army Guidance Department today which added that the army mounted a hot pursuit of the attackers with the aim of capturing them and putting them to trial.

G.G./P.BC.

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Security - Israeli spy plane flies over south
 

Tue 22/11/2011 11:15

NNA - 22/11/2011 Lebanese Army Orientation Directorate issued a statement Tuesday of further airspace violations by Israeli enemy.

AT 18.15 Monday an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated Lebanese airspace flying over Tyre and effectuating circular flights over sea between Tyre and Sidon, then left at 00.30 Tuesday heading towards occupied territories.
R.Z.

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Security - Israeli planes fly over Jezzine, Iklim Toufah
 

Tue 22/11/2011 10:05

NNA - 22/11/2011 Israeli hostile aircrafts violated Lebanese airspace Tuesday, NNA correspondent reported.

The planes flew over Jezzine and Iklim Toufah in south Lebanon at medium altitudes.
R.Z.

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Security - Prisoners' families protest before Grand Serail
 

Mon 21/11/2011 12:21

NNA - 21/11/2011 The families of the prisoners held a protest Monday before the Grand Serail calling for general amnesty for their children.

A delegation of the protesters is currently meeting with Premier Mikati.



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Security - ISF arrest 49 persons for criminal acts
 

Mon 21/11/2011 09:21

NNA - 21/11/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 49 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 19 and 20 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Monday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, rape attempt, fraud and forgery.
 

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Security - Car crash kills 3 in Bekaa
 

Sun 20/11/2011 14:10

NNA - 20/11/2011 A horrifying car accident in Western Bekaa on Sunday led to the death of three young men and the injury of one, NNA correspondent said.

Heavy rains the night before rendered the roads between Jibjinnine and Ghazah villages slippery. Car passengers glided across the road before the Honda four-wheeler tumbled several times in a farming field by the side of the road, killing Mohammad Ahmad Somaily, Ali Mounir Somaily and Nabil Omar Somaily. Bilal Atiyeh Zeina sustained serious injuries and was rushed to Farhat hospital in Jibjinnine.

R.Z.

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Security - Protestors block Nabatiyeh road due to electricity blackouts
 

Sun 20/11/2011 13:32

NNA - 20/11/2011 Dozens of protestors from villages of Nabatiyeh-South Lebanon cut off the southern main highway for the second time in 48 hours in protest against extensive arbitrary electricity cut offs, NNA field correspondent reported.

Young men from villages surrounding Nabatiyeh raised slogans against the national electricity company, which has thus far dealt non-chalantly with the deteriorating condition. The protestors pleaded with their deputies to find a prompt and final solution to this unacceptable situation.

Tires were burnt, closing off roads to passing traffic. An Internal Security Forces patrol reopened the road along with a Civil Defense fire truck.

R.Z.

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Security - Two Syrian casualties in Halba
 

Sat 19/11/2011 16:53

NNA - 19/11/2011 - Two Syrian casualties were hospitalized for injuries at Halba government hospital in conjunction with the Lebanese Red Cross and Internal Security. They were actually brought into the hospital across the Syrian border, NNA field reporter said Saturday.

G.G./P.BC.

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Security - Student shoots colleague at Lebanese University campus in Tripoli
 

Fri 18/11/2011 12:41


NNA - 18/11/2011 - A former student of the Lebanese University - Faculty of Science, Tripoli shot another student in the leg inside the university's campus, injuring him slightly.

In details, the shooter used a war weapon which he had kept hidden in his bag. Security Forces managed to arrest and interrogate the perpetrator, announcing later that he actually suffers from mental illness and has been under treatment for a long period of time.

The Faculty's direction confirmed that the incident is personal and has no other backgrounds whatsoever.
D.K.
 

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Security - Israeli warplanes violate Lebanese airspace
 

Wed 16/11/2011 19:25

NNA - 16/11/2011 Two Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese airspace on Wednesday morning over the town of Kferkela, effectuating u-turn maneuvers over the entire Lebanese territories, Lebanese Army Command said in a communiqu�.
The two planes then left the Lebanese airspace off the town of Alma Shaab towards the occupied territories, communiqu� added.
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Security - Army detonates ammunitions in Baalbeck
 

Wed 16/11/2011 12:03


NNA - 16/11/2011 - An army unit will detonate useless ammunitiins on 16 of this month between 12:00 and 13:00 in Tibeh Field-Baalbeck, according the army directorate.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 57 persons for criminal acts
 

Wed 16/11/2011 11:03

NNA - 16/11/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 57 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 15 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Wednesday.

The crimes involved robberies, threatening, drug related crimes, kidnapping, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - UNIFIL surveys Tyre explosion scene
 

Wed 16/11/2011 10:41

NNA - 16/11/2011 Investigations are underway in the two explosions that have hit Tyre early this morning, the National News Agency correspondent reported Wednesday.

An explosion went off in the pub of the Queen Elissa Hotel in the Lebanese Southern City of Tyre on Wednesday morning followed, five minutes later, by an another one damaging a liquor shop in the city.

A team of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) arrived and held a scan and survey to the scene.

Casualties fell short on UNIFL members' vehicles and other nearby parked cars.
Glass and windows of surrounding shops and buildings were also shattered.

Security apparatuses now wait for the arrival of a bomb expert to inspect the scene and determine the weight of explosives used.

L.W.

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Security - Sabotage in Ashrafieh Roman Orthodox Church
 

Wed 16/11/2011 10:22

NNA - 16/11/2011 Anonymous persons destroyed yesterday the Roman Orthodox Church in Ashrafieh Sursuk Street, National News Agency correspondent reported Wednesday.

Perpetrators sabotaged and stole the Church's sacred belongings.

Bishops and priests were shocked the moment they had arrived in the scene and found doors forcibly broken.

Security members rushed to the scene and began their investigations.


L.W.

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Security - Two injured Syrians transported to Halba Hospital
 

Tue 15/11/2011 18:26

NNA - 15/11/2011 Two Syrian nationals were rushed Tuesday through Qaa crossing in Bekaa to Halba Hospital after sustaining serious injuries, NNA correspondent reported.

The passage was facilitated with the aid of the General Security and Lebanese Red Cross.

R.Z.

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Security - Five brothers arrested for serial killing
 

Tue 15/11/2011 13:59

NNA - 15/11/2011 - Five brothers were arrested Tuesday as they were accused of killing Albert Nashar, Shaker Abdel Nour, Caporal Ziad Hani, Hagop Yaakoubian and others, as reported by our NNA correspondent.

Internal Security Forces noticed the similarity between those four crimes and conducted serious investigations, pursuing the perpetrators, managing to injure one of the brothers and then conducting DNA tests which proved their implication in the crimes. The ISF were then capable of pursuing the four brothers and identifying their location by tracking their phone calls.
D.K.

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Security - Army exercises in Amchite and Basir
 

Tue 15/11/2011 11:43


NNA - 15/11/2011 - An army unit will exercise on 15 and 16 of this month starting from 9:00 till the mission is complete in Basir using fire blank ammunitions, according to the army directorate.

Also, another army unit will exercise on 17 of this month between 9:00 and 14:00 on Amchite beach using fire blank ammunitions.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 81 persons for criminal acts
 

Tue 15/11/2011 09:48

NNA - 15/11/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 81 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 14 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Tuesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, prostitution, drug related crimes, fraud and forgery.
 

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Security - Israel steps up mobilization off Adayseh
 

Mon 14/11/2011 18:21

NNA - 14/11/2011 - Israeli soldiers erected today a buffer behind the barbed fence off Adayseh village, National News Agency correspondent reported on Monday.

Six vehicles affiliated to the Israeli military were seen roving the prefecture, as part of a land mobilization stepping up.

On the Lebanese side, the United Nations peacekeeping force patrolled the way from Adayseh till nearby Shughra Hill.



R.A.H.

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Security - Army detonates ammunitions in Sidon
 

Mon 14/11/2011 10:15

NNA - 14/11/2011 - An army unit will detonate on 16 of this month starting from 8:00 till the mission is complete useless ammunitions in Karyeh Field- Sidon, according to the army directorate.

Also, another army unit will exercise on the same date between 9:00 and 14:00 on Amchite beach using fire blank ammunitions.

A.A.M

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Security - Israeli war plane flies over south
 

Mon 14/11/2011 09:27

NNA - 14/11/2011 - An Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated on Sunday at 15:55 the Lebanese air space and executed circular maneuvers over the sea facing Sidon and Tyre, then left the space at 17:40 towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 68 persons for criminal acts
 

Mon 14/11/2011 09:16

NNA - 14/11/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 68 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 12 and 13 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Monday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, killing, threatening, drug related crimes, kidnapping, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Army crackdown; 55 arrests
 

Sun 13/11/2011 17:24

NNA - 13/11/2011- Following an army security crackdown in various part of the country, 55 arrests were made on various charges ranging between gun running, car and motorcycle thefts as well as lack of identification documents. Those arrested were handed over to respective courts of law, Yarzeh-based Army Guidance Department Spokesperson announced today.

G.G./P.BC.

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Security (Update) - Lebanese army reopens Majdel Anjar road
 

Sun 13/11/2011 13:43

NNA - 13/11/2011 Relatives of Islamists who were arrested by police took to the streets blocking the international road of Majdel Anjar in West Bekaa with burning tires as Lebanese army reopened it, NNA field correspondent reported.

A unit from the Lebanese army promptly addressed the issue and reopened the road. At that point, protestors went further down the road and attempted to obstruct another road with cars. Once more, the army reopened the road.
R.Z.
 

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Security - Families of Islamist detainees block Majdel Anjar road
 

Sun 13/11/2011 13:17

NNA - 13/11/2011 Relatives of Islamists who were arrested by police took to the streets blocking the international road of Majdel Anjar in West Bekaa, NNA field correspondent reported.
R.Z.

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Security - Two Corpses; One Stabbed
 

Sat 12/11/2011 11:52

N.N.A. Nov. 12, 2011 A thirty-year-old male has been found dead with a gunshot wound to his head at Corniche an-Nahr. The man's corpse is presently at the military hospital for autopsy and Beirut police believe murder was motivated by car theft.

Also, a fourty-year-old man was found dead in Boushriyyeh Dam under similar circumstances i.e.(with a single bullet-hole to the head) The dead man's body was transferred to a local hospital with police striving to establish possible links between the two murders.

In Maqdisi Str. Hamra, a twenty one-year-old youth received multiple stabbings by an unknown assailant leaving his victim in an extremely critical condition.
He is being hospitalized at az-Zahra hospital with police investigating motives behind the attempted murder.
G.G./R.K.

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Security - Israeli spy plane flies over south Lebanon
 

Sat 12/11/2011 10:44

NNA - 12/11/2011 At 13.40 Friday a hostile Israeli aircraft violated Lebanese airspace and flew over entire southern region, a statement by Lebanese army said.

The plane left at 19.00, exiting over Rmeish village.

R.Z.

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Fri 11/11/2011 15:02

NNA - 11/11/2011 - An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated at 8:05 this morning the Lebanese airspace off Rmeish village, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Friday.

The spying jet left at 11:55 pm from above Naqoura village after effectuating the usual circular maneuver over the South.


R.A.H.

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Security - ISF arrest 24 persons for criminal acts
 

Fri 11/11/2011 09:11

NNA - 11/11/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 24 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 10 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Friday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, phone threatening, drug related crimes and indecent acts.
 

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Thu 10/11/2011 17:31
NNA - 10/11/2011 - An Israeli spying jet violated at 7:40 am today the Lebanese airspace off Alma Shaab village, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Thursday.

It added that the reconnaissance plane left at 1:45 pm from above Naqoura towards the Occupied Zone, after effectuating the usual u-shaped maneuver over the South.


R.A.H.

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Security - 92 inmates on hunger strike in Roumyeh prison
 

Thu 10/11/2011 11:44

NNA - 10/11/2011 - Security sources said that 92 inmates in Roumyeh prison went on hunger strike to pressure authorities to commute the one year prison sentence to 9 months.

Security forces protecting the prison adopted extra measures around the building to prevent riots.

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Security - Two Israeli reconnaissance war planes violate air space
 

Thu 10/11/2011 11:22

NNA - 10/11/2011 - Two Israeli reconnaissance war planes violated on Wednesday at 7:15 am the Lebanese air space executing circular maneuvers over the south and Beirut regions, then left at 19:30 towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.

A.A.M

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Security - Army detonates useless ammunitions in Mgheiti
 

Thu 10/11/2011 10:21

NNA - 10/11/2011 - An army unit will detonate on 12 of this month between 8:00 and 17:00 useless ammunitions at Mgheiti Field-Dahr Beidr, according to the army directorate.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 41 persons for criminal acts
 

Thu 10/11/2011 08:44

NNA - 10/11/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 41 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 9 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Thursday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, threatening and insulting, prostitution, drug related crimes, kidnapping, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Israeli enemy checks Fatmeh Gateway barbed wire
 

Wed 9/11/2011 21:50

NNA - 09/11/2011 - Israeli enemy soldiers conducted on Wednesday evening an inspection operation at Fatmeh Gateway technical barbed wire between Lebanon and the occupied Palestine, claiming that an Israeli patrol was subject to stone-throwing from the Lebanese side during its passage at the other side of the gateway, National News Agency Correspondent in Nabatieh reported.

This coupled with a provocative mobilization of Israeli soldiers and deployment in orchards facing the gateway. Instantly, mobilization amongst the ranks of the Lebanese army and UNIFIL occurred at the Lebanese side of the gateway. The situation is now back to normal.
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Security - Hoax flyer found in Verdun
 

Wed 9/11/2011 16:55

NNA - 9/11/2011 - A flyer warned today Verdun locals that a booby-trap would blast 730 shopping center between 1 and 7 pm, National News Agency correspondent reported on Wednesday.

But security forces said no explosives were found, after they instantly rushed to the scene and widely inspected the premises.


R.A.H.

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Security - Two prisoners slash themselves in Batroun police precinct
 

Wed 9/11/2011 11:39

NNA - 9/11/2011 - Two inmates received medical treatment after they slashed themselves with sharp tools inside a police station in Batroun.

The two convicts, who are receiving life prison sentence and are considered dangerous criminals, were put under 24 hours surveillance in anticipation of any incident that could encourage the remaining inmates to rebel.

One of the inmates is demanding to be transferred to Baalbek prison where his parents and relatives are living.

The two convicts will receive severe punishment for disrupting law and order in the police station.

O.H

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Security - ISF arrest 94 persons for criminal acts
 

Wed 9/11/2011 09:00

NNA - 9/11/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 94 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 5 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Monday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, prostitution, drug related crimes, fraud and forgery.
 

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Security - Fresh Israeli violations of Lebanese airspace
 

Tue 8/11/2011 16:57

NNA - 08/11/2011 - Two Israeli spy drones over flew south Lebanon in the usual u-turn maneuver for over than 12 hours before heading back to the 1948 occupied zone.

In further breaches of Lebanese airspace 4 enemy war planes over flew most of Lebanese territory before heading back to the occupied zone. This, according to Yarzeh-Based Army Guidance Department announcement today.
 

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Security - Abboudiyyeh Protesters Cleared off but Vow to Escalate Moves
 

Tue 8/11/2011 16:23

NNA - 08/11/2011 - Abboudiyyeh protesters of Lebanese Relief prevention of first aid to Syrian casualties of unrest were reportedly cleared off the highway linking north Lebanon to Syria by the military today.

Protesters blocked the highway with burning tires for nearly one hour before army intervention cleared them off the highway. They protested a decision by the Supreme Body of Relief to offer medical assistance to wounded Syrians only under so-called most severe circumstances.

In view of Relief's unfair and inhuman decision, protesters vowed to escalate their moves if the government fails to retract the High Relief's decision not to cover hospitalization expenses of injured Syrian citizens.

G.G. R.K.

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Security - Thirty cases of Food-Poisoning in Akkar!
 

Tue 8/11/2011 15:42

NNA - 08/11/2011 - Thirty cases of food-poisoning were registered in Akkar with afflicted persons taken ill with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. They were hospitalized at local hospitals and clinics where they were kept under close medical observation by medics. Physicians determined the cause of illness to be due to long-expired chicken consumed by them for the last two days.

The owner of the restaurant where they had their meal and subsequent food-poisoning blamed his customers' sickness on raw chicken meat originating at the same local supermarket.

Local doctors are currently examining samples of the same chicken bought at the culprit supermarket and rolled into "taouq sandwiches."

G.G./R.K.

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Security - Road Accidents Claim 2 Nuns plus 1 Killed!
 

Tue 8/11/2011 14:58

NNA - 08/11/2011 - Two separate road accidents claimed the lives of two nuns and one pedestrian who met his death when overrun by a speeding car. A third 39-year-old nun riding with the two victims has been hospitalized at a Burbara local clinic. She is reported in an extremely critical condition.

The third 60-year-old male victim was overrun and killed by a speeding car on the seafront highway. The driver gave himself up to the police who could not as yet identify the dead man for lack of identification documents. The corpse is at St. Joseph's hospital morgue for autopsy and identification.

G.G./R.K.

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Security - Balcony collapses, 7 children hurt-Aakar
 

Tue 8/11/2011 10:54

NNA - 08/11/2011 A balcony of an old deserted house collapsed Tuesday in the northern town of Karkaf-Aakar, injuring 7 children, two in critical condition, NNA correspondent reported.

All children were rushed to Al Youssef medical center in Halba.

R.Z.

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Security - Israeli aircrafts infringe on Lebanese airspace
 

Tue 8/11/2011 09:55

NNA - 08/11/2011 Two hostile Israeli planes violated Lebanese airspace Friday, a statement by Lebanese army said.

At 7.35 two reconnaissance planes flew over Rmeish village in south of the country, effectuated circular flights over entire southern region, then left at 20.00, heading back to the occupied territories.
R.Z.

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Security - (Corrected) Two arrested in Hirmel shootout
 

Mon 7/11/2011 12:47

NNA - 07/11/2011 - Two persons have been arrested by the army following a shootout in the Hirmel village of Shwaghir. The firefight lasted for a while before army units deployed in the area could intervene and mount a security crackdown and make the arrests.

Army soldiers also raided suspected hide-outs where cashes of arms and ammunitions were confiscated. This according to a Yarzeh-based Army Guidance Department Spokesperson announcement today. Same spokesperson indicated that the two persons involved in the shootout were handed over to the authorities concerned where they underwent formal interrogation.
G.G./P.BC.

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Security - Two arrested in Hermel shootout
 

Mon 7/11/2011 12:46

NNA - 07/11/2011 - Two persons have been arrested by the army following a shootout in the Hirmel village of Shwaghir. The firefight lasted for a while before army units deployed in the area could intervene and mount a security crackdown and make the arrests.

Army soldiers also raided suspected hide-outs where cashes of arms and ammunitions were confiscated. This according to a Yarzeh-based Army Guidance Department Spokesperson announcement today. Same spokesperson indicated that the two persons involved in the shootout were handed over to the authorities concerned where they underwent formal interrogation.
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Security - Israeli aircrafts enter Lebanon
 

Mon 7/11/2011 10:48

NNA - 07/11/2011 Three Israeli reconnaissance planes violated Lebanese airspace Sunday, according to a statement by Lebanese army Orientation Directorate on Monday.

The surveillance aircrafts entered Lebanon at 9:05 and effectuated circular flights over South Lebanon and Iklim Kharroub region, then left at 23:00, heading towards occupied territories.

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Security - Wounded Syrian national enters Lebanese territories
 

Mon 7/11/2011 09:57

NNA - 7/11/2011 Lebanese Red Cross transported Monday morning a severely wounded Syrian national from border region of Qaa to Salam Hospital in Qobeiyat, reported NNA correspondent.

The transfer took place in coordination with Lebanese General Security Forces and ISF since the wounded man entered Lebanon without any official papers.

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Security - Maher Kiwan set free - Army
 

Sun 6/11/2011 21:18

NNA - 6/11/2011 - Army Intelligence department this morning released Citizen Maher Kiwan, two days after he went missing in Baalbeck, a communique by the Lebanese Army-Guidance Directorate said on Sunday.

Unidentified persons abducted Kiwan two days ago, but the Intelligence Department managed to uncover his whereabouts and eventually set him free, following a series of investigations and inquiries.

Competent judiciary opened probe into the incident to unearth its circumstances and background.



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Security - Syrian wounded transferred into Lebanon
 

Sun 6/11/2011 20:36

NNA - 6/11/2011 - The Red Cross today transferred a Syrian injured from borderline Qaa village to As-Salam hospital in Qobayat, National News Agency correspondent reported on Sunday.

The Red Cross had to coordinate with the Lebanese security forces and General Security as the wounded had entered the Lebanese territories without his identity papers.



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Security - One wounded in Ain-el-Helwe camp
 

Sun 6/11/2011 19:20

NNA - 6/11/2011 - Bilal Badra, ex member of Jund-al-Sham, today opened fire on one Fath member in Ain-el-Helwe camp, and hit him in the belly and leg, National News Agency correspondent reported on Sunday.

The injured was immediately transferred to a nearby hospital, as the camp was still under tension.



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Security - Gunfire injures two in Shawaghir
 

Sun 6/11/2011 18:47

NNA - 6/11/2011 - Two persons were injured today in Shawaghir region at the backdrop of a personal dispute, which developed into fire trade, National News Agency correspondent reported on Sunday.

Douaa' Marda, one of the wounded, was transferred to a nearby hospital as suffering from severe injuries.

Tension is still prevailing over the fazed region.



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Security - Botched attempt at smuggling narcotics into Roumieh prison
 

Sat 5/11/2011 16:49

NNA - 05/11/2011 - An attempt to smuggle narcotics into bloc B of Roumieh prison has been botched following tight security measures today.

A 27 year-old woman was arrested with 4513 narcotic pills on her body. Upon interrogation, she admitted carrying them to one prison inmate. She was duly referred upon special court order to the narcotics bureau for further interrogation.
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Security - Official army communiques today
 

Sat 5/11/2011 14:37

NNA - 05/11/2011 - Army Command categorically denied news reports of arrests made in upper Metn region of Lebanon with several foreign nationals interrogated. The army however, admitted cross-examining 282 persons of various nationalities albeit; they do not belong to the nationalities reported by newspapers.

They were charged with illegally entering Lebanese territory on forged identification documents or lacking in papers all together.

According to the Army Command, some persons were involved in fights while others drove unlicensed motor bikes and cars.

On the other hand, two NDU students were charged with illegally cracking fireworks and resisting arrest by army personnel. Students were also charged with burning tires to block traffic in the mountain area of Aintoura. They were soon bailed out upon intervention by their lawyers.

Lebanese Army Command categorically denied news report of involvement in Syrian unrest. The army with reference to news military trucks moving in and out across the Syro-Lebanese border commented that army vehicles routinely transported spare parts for army hardware in line with agreements of cooperation between both armies.

Therefore, perceiving in army vehicles moving back and fro between Lebanon and Syria is purely a figment of imagination of certain medias because the Lebanese Military pledged not to interfere in the Affairs of others.

Army Command therefore demanded that medias abide by instructions from Yarzeh when it comes to military establishment concerns.
 

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Security - Fire arms licenses suspended until further notice
 

Sat 5/11/2011 10:44

NNA - 05/11/2011 Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn issued a decree Saturday suspending all fire arms licenses across Lebanese territories until further notice.

The decree excluded fire arms carried by diplomats as well as bodyguards of current and former political figures. However, bodyguards may only carry their weapons when on duty.

Ghosn warned that any violation of this decree would have dire repercussions, including judicial persecution.

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Security - ISF arrests 32 criminals
 

Sat 5/11/2011 09:56

NNA - 05/11/2011 A communique by the Internal Security Forces (ISF) reported that security apparatuses have successfully arrested 32 wanted people across Lebanese territories.

Crimes of those apprehended varied between drug related charges, fraud, illegal use of fire arms, and insulting security personnel.

R.Z.

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Security - Zouk Mosbeh road opened after releasing students
 

Fri 4/11/2011 21:36

NNA - 04/11/2011 - After releasing the students of Notre Dame University of Zouk Mosbeh on Friday, the road linking between Zouk Mosbeh and Jeita was opened.
In the context of student elections taking place on Friday at NDU in Zouk Mosbeh, the winning group celebrated victory via fire works - something that annoyed the Lebanese Army which took strict measures to preserve calm and caught a number of students.

Accordingly, the students protested against detaining a number of their friends and closed off the road which was opened later on.
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Security - Syrian injured person transferred to hospital in Qobayat
 

Thu 3/11/2011 18:28

NNA - 03/11/2011 - A Syrian person injured in the context of the seven-month crisis in Syria was transferred to "Sallam" hospital in Qobayat - North Lebanon, NNA correspondent said.

The transferring process came as an outcome of coordination between the General Security and the Red Cross.
In a separate incident on the Lebanese Syrian borders, it was reported that fire was opened Thursday against shepherds on said borders, killing six sheep.
 

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Security - Investigations continues with Wael Abbas
 

Thu 3/11/2011 12:12

NNA - 3/11/2011 - Investigations with detained Wael Abbas, who is a key suspect in the abduction of seven Estonians, has continued under the supervision of a special judge.

According to NNA correspondent, Abbas was extradited to Damascus International Airport from Qatar which he tried to enter with a false Venezuelan passport.

The Syrian authorities in return handed Abbas to the Lebanese authorities after confirming his true identity by the Syrian security forces through his photo passport which the Lebanese side passed to them when the Estonians were abducted.

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Security - Israeli war planes violate Lebanese space
 

Thu 3/11/2011 10:13

NNA - 3/11/2011 - Two Israeli war planes violated on Wednesday at 9:45 the Lebanese air space over Aytaroun Village, executing circular maneuvers over different Lebanese regions, then left at 11:00 towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.

Also, an Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated the Lebanese air space over Alma el Chahib Village, executing circular maneuvers over the south region, then left at 20:10 towards the occupied territories.

A.A.M

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Security - Army detonates useless ammunitions in Maroun el Rass
 

Thu 3/11/2011 10:02

NNA - 3/11/2011 - An army unit will detonate useless ammunitions on 3 of this month between 8:00 and 16:00 in the surrounding of Maroun el Rass Village, according to the army directorate.
 

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Security - Army freezes until further notice weapons licenses carrying
 

Thu 3/11/2011 09:31

NNA - 3/11/2011 - The Lebanese army command on Thursday ordered until further notice the suspension of licenses to carry weapons in all Lebanese territories.

Only the escorts and bodyguards of diplomats, ministers, MPs and former MPs are exempted from this decision, according to the army command.

The violators of the army's decision will be subjected to severe judicial prosecution.

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Security - ISF arrest 50 persons for criminal acts
 

Thu 3/11/2011 09:20


NNA - 3/11/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 50 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 2 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Thursday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, deserting the army, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, fraud and forgery.

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Security - # Syria hands over Wael Abbas to Lebanese authorities
 

Wed 2/11/2011 11:23

NNA - 2/11/2011 - The Syrian authorities on Wednesday handed over to the Lebanese Internal Security Forces Wael Abbas who is suspected of involvement in the abduction of the seven Estonians in Lebanon.

The hand over took place near Al-Masnaa area along the Lebanese-Syrian borders.

Lebanese army units encircled the area where the hand over took place.

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Security - Syria hands over Wael Abbas to Lebanese authorities
 

Wed 2/11/2011 11:08
NNA - 2/11/2011 - The Syrian authorities on Wednesday handed over to the Lebanese Internal Security Forces Wael Abbas who is suspected of involvement in the abduction of the seven Estonians in Lebanon.

The hand over took place near Al-Masnaa area along the Lebanese-Syrian borders.

Lebanese army units encircled the area where the hand over took place.

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Security - Israeli reconnaissance war plane violates south and Bekaa space
 

Wed 2/11/2011 10:58

NNA - 2/11/2011 - An Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated on Tuesday at 7:00 am the Lebanese air space executing circular maneuvers over the south, Riyak and Baalbeck regions, then left at 23:00 towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.

A.A.M

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Security - Israeli war planes fly over south
 

Wed 2/11/2011 10:51


NNA - 2/11/2011 - Israeli war planes flew on Wednesday at 10:30 am over Bint Jbeil district and the Western and Central sectors, according to NNA correspondent.

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Security - Army detonates useless ammunitions in Oyoun el Siman
 

Wed 2/11/2011 10:19

NNA - 2/11/2011 - Army will detonate useless ammunitions on 3 of this month between 8:00 and 17:00 in Oyoun el Siman Field, according to the army directorate.

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Security - ISF arrest 52 persons for criminal acts
 

Wed 2/11/2011 09:37

NNA - 2/11/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 52 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 1 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Wednesday.

The crimes involved robberies, phone threatening, hitting, drug related crimes, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - 6 Israeli warplanes violate Lebanese airspace
 

Tue 1/11/2011 21:27

NNA - 01/11/2011 - The Lebanese Army Guidance Directorate issued on Tuesday a communiqu� saying four Israeli warplanes violated at 09:20 a.m. the Lebanese airspace over Shebaa Farms and effectuated circular flights over different Lebanese regions before leaving towards the Palestinian occupied territories at 10:20 a.m. via Alma Shaab.

The communiqu� added that other two Israeli planes hovered over the seashore facing Tripoli at 10:35 a.m. and effectuated circular flights over various Lebanese regions before making their way at 11:40 a.m. towards the occupied territories.
 

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Security - Central Security Council to increase control of miscellaneous incidents
 

Tue 1/11/2011 16:30

NNA - 1/11/2011 - The Central Security Council on Tuesday adopted a series of decisions to intensify efforts to control miscellaneous security incidents, especially robberies, thefts, and weapons usage nationwide.

The Council met today under the chairmanship of Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Marwan Charbel, and in presence of its permanent members: State Prosecutor Judge Saeed Mirza, General Security Chief Brigadier Abbas Ibrahim, Acting ISF Chief General Robert Jabbour, North Governor Nassif Qaloush, Army Intelligence Chief General Edmond Fadel, Deputy Chief of Staff General Refaat Shukr, the Council's Secretary General General Elias Khoury, and Deputy State Security Chief General Mustafa Dakroub.



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Security - Enemy executes mock raids over South
 

Tue 1/11/2011 10:52

NNA - 1/11/2011 - Israeli warplanes have been executing since 10:00 am Tuesday mock raids over Nabatiyeh, Eklim Al-Tuffah, Marjaayoun, and Khyam airspace on a medium altitude, as reported by our NNA correspondent.

Also, at 9:35 am Israeli warplanes violated the Lebanese northern space coming from Bekaa and executing circular flights at medium altitude before leaving towards the western sea side.
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Security - Israeli reconnaissance war plane violates south air space
 

Tue 1/11/2011 10:16

NNA - 1/11/2011 - An Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated on Monday at 8:15 the Lebanese air space over Naqoura Village executing circular maneuvers over the south region, then left at 04:45 towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.

A.A.M

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Security - Israeli war planes fly over Jezzine and Iklim el Toufah
 

Tue 1/11/2011 09:29

NNA - 1/11/2011 - Israeli war planes have been flying since 9:20 am over Jezzine and Iklim el Toufah on high altitude, according to NNA correspondent.

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Security - Security deployment in and around Roumyeh jail to prevent riots
 

Tue 1/11/2011 09:29

NNA - 1/11/2011 - Families and relatives of prisoners closed roads and burned tires in different parts of Lebanon in a bid to press the government to reduce the prison terms for inmates.

The families of the prisoners staged their protest in the airport road, Tayyoneh, Mar Mekhlayeh, Tripoli, Qebah, Danyeh, Anjar, Baalbek and Allayeh.

Some of the women and children tried to burn tires on Burj al Barajneh road but the security forces stepped in and prevented the protestors from closing the roads before the public.

Meanwhile, the Internal Security Forces spread in all areas that witnessed protest and deployed additional forces inside and outside Roumyeh jail to contain any possible riots.

No incident was recorded up till now.

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Security - Lebanese Army: Israeli aerial breach over South
 

Mon 31/10/2011 20:14

NNA - 31/10/2011 - The Lebanese Army Guidance Directorate issued on Monday a communiqu� saying at 08:00 a.m. an Israeli reconnaissance violated the Lebanese airspace over Naqoura in South.

The aerial vehicle effectuated circular flights over said region and a number of southern towns before leaving at 17:00 towards the occupied Palestinian territories.
 

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Security - Northern borders control, smuggling banning missions continue - Army
 

Mon 31/10/2011 15:58

NNA - 31/10/2011 - The Lebanese Army on Monday made clear that its affiliated units were keen to thoroughly control the Lebanese borders and ban smuggling and armed persons' incursion into territorial lands, at the behest of the [Lebanese] political authority.

In a communique issued today, the army's guidance directorate said military units coordinate with the Syrian side if need be within the frame of bilateral agreements, so as to mitigate any security-related trouble along common borders.

Today's clarification came at the backdrop of fresh allegations about developments happening along said borders and incoming news speaking of Syrian troops' incursion into the Lebanese territories.



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Security - Northern borders control, smuggling banning missions continue - Army
 

Mon 31/10/2011 15:58

NNA - 31/10/2011 - The Lebanese Army on Monday made clear that its affiliated units were keen to thoroughly control the Lebanese borders and ban smuggling and armed persons' incursion into territorial lands, at the behest of the [Lebanese] political authority.

In a communique issued today, the army's guidance directorate said military units coordinate with the Syrian side if need be within the frame of bilateral agreements, so as to mitigate any security-related trouble along common borders.

Today's clarification came at the backdrop of fresh allegations about developments happening along said borders and incoming news speaking of Syrian troops' incursion into the Lebanese territories.



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Security - Army detonates useless ammunitions in Nabatiyeh
 

Mon 31/10/2011 10:45

NNA - 31/10/2011 - An army unit will detonate useless ammunitions in Tol Village-Nabatiyeh on 31 of this month between 11:00 and 14:00, according to the army directorate.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 81 persons for criminal acts
 

Mon 31/10/2011 10:05

NNA - 31/10/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 81 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 29-30 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Monday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, threatening, drug related crimes, kidnapping attempt, prostitution, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Cluster bomb blows up in South
 

Sun 30/10/2011 10:51

NNA - 30/10/2011 Cluster bomb explodes in Shebaa-South Lebanon Sunday, killing a number of livestock, as shepherd miraculously survives.

Israeli war on Lebanon in July 2006 breached an array of international resolutions and basic human decency, none more menacing than the use of cluster bombs. The enemy littered South Lebanon with these deadly weapons which continue to terrorize citizens as another one blew up in Shebaa while shepherd Mohammad Qassem Kenaan fed his goats in outskirts of his village.

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Security - Army continues search for foreign object in South Lebanon
 

Sun 30/10/2011 10:38

NNA - 30/10/2011 Lebanese armed forces carried on Sunday an intensive hunt for a foreign flying object which fell in the region adjacent to Froun, Srifa and Kfar Seir region in South Lebanon, NNA correspondent reported.

UNIFIL radars confirmed the presence of said body in the region last night.

Extensive patrols continue to tour the rugged terrain after an extensive night search yielded no results.

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Security - A suspected fall by an Israeli reconnaissance plane in the South
 

Sat 29/10/2011 19:58

NNA - 29/10/2011 - National News Agency delegate, Mohamad Hassan Berry, reported Saturday evening that a pilot-less Israeli reconaissance plane is suspected to have fallen in the outskirts of the town of Froun in the Casa of Bent Jbeil in South Lebanon. He indicated that Lebanese Army units are currently searching the area to determine its location.
In details, the UNIFIL operations department informed the Lebanese Army of the suspected enemy plane's fall, whereby the Lebanese Army immediately dispatched a search unit to confirm.
 

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Security - New-born Found, Patrol Stoned in Beer Hassan
 

Sat 29/10/2011 14:50

NNA - 29/10/2011 A five-day-old infant was found alive and kicking inside blanketed wrappings at the Greek-Orthodox cemetery of Hadath. He was discovered by an on-foot municipal patrol which immediately called the Red Cross. The baby was checked up at the St. Threse hospital with the certified pediatrician determining that it was in perfect good health. The baby could join a local orphanage following the administration of routine D.N.A. testing at the Criminal Investigation Department.

A group of young men and women from the Bayan clan pelted a police patrol with bricks when policemen came to tear down illegal constructions in Beer Hassan/south Beirut. Shooting in the air ensued when protesters finally withdrew and police reportedly carried out their clearing-work of two "illegal living rooms" built on public property.

A man from Furn ash-Shibbak/east Beirut, informed police about an armed robbery at Watfa Group office block with thieves speeding away in a waiting car. The man said they made away with an amount of U. $ 4000 in cash. Finger prints and other clues were duly raised by police detectives.

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Security - Jail break plan fails drastically
 

Sat 29/10/2011 14:33

NNA - 29/10/2011 Army intelligence stopped a jail break attempt by one of Roumieh Penitentiary inmates, Orientation Directorate reported Saturday.

Prisoner K.A.B. deliberately slashed his body with a sharp object to force his transfer into Daher Bashiq Hospital. The convict made escape plans with his father who was supposed to pick him up after the inmate eluded officers at said hospital.

Both the inmate and his dad were apprehended and handed over to relevant judicial authority.

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Security - 3 Syrians admitted to Lebanese hospitals
 

Sat 29/10/2011 13:09

NNA - 29/10/2011 Three Syrians in serious condition were smuggled into Lebanon and rushed to hospitals in Aakar, North Lebanon, NNA reporter said Saturday.

The Syrians entered Lebanon via illegal crossing points along the north-eastern border with Syria.

One of the injured is reported to be in a very critical state.

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Security - ISF arrests 35
 

Sat 29/10/2011 10:25

NNA - 29/10/2011 The Internal Security Forces (ISF) apprehended Friday 35 people for committing various crimes across Lebanese territories.

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Security - Israel spies on Lebanon
 

Fri 28/10/2011 19:34

NNA - 28/10/2011 The Lebanese Army Orientation Directorate issued a statement Friday of latest Israeli breaches of Lebanese airspace and UN resolution 1701.

At 10:10 a.m. today an Israeli reconnaissance plane entered Lebanon over Shebaa farms and flew over Riyak, Baalbek, and West Bekaa. The hostile plane left at 1:45 p.m. exiting via Rmeish village in South Lebanon.


R.Z.
 

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Security - Bank robber gets away with 8 thousand dollars
 

Fri 28/10/2011 19:28

NNA - 28/10/2011 A masked bandit stole eight thousand dollars from Bank of Beirut, Dhour Shweir, NNA reporter said Friday.

Employees at Bank of Beirut were terrorized by the anonymous bank robber armed with a military rifle. He was able to escape into the wooded area surrounding the bank with Security Forces hot on his trail.

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Security - Body found in Broumana
 

Fri 28/10/2011 19:21

NNA - 28/10/2011 The corpse of a man was discovered in Broumana inside his residence with a gun wound to his head, NNA correspondent reported Friday.

Rony Abou Antoun, 50 years old, sustained a close-range gunshot wound from a 38-Colt Revolver to his head. The Broumana police opened an investigation into the death.

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Security - Two citizens die in Dekwaneh and Dora
 

Fri 28/10/2011 11:30

NNA - 28/10/2011 - Citizen Dani Karim Bou Cheya died instantly when he fell inside the pit of the elevator in Dekwaneh, according to NNA correspondent.

Also, the body of a dead man who was shot with two bullets in the head was found in Dora, near Saint Maroun Church.

It is worth noting that investigations are underway to determine the cause of this incident.

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Security - Army exercises in Dideh
 

Fri 28/10/2011 10:21

NNA - 28/10/2011 - Army will exercise using fire blank ammunitions on 28 of this month between 9:00 and 12:00 in Dideh Village-Kora, according to the army directorate.

Also, on 29 of this month, starting from 6:00 till 16:00, an army unit will detonate useless ammunitions in Yabsi Field.

A.A.M

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Security - Israeli reconnaissance war plane violates over south
 

Fri 28/10/2011 10:08

NNA - 28/10/2011 - An Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated on Thursday at 7:30 the Lebanese air space over Alma el Chahib Village and executed circular maneuvers over the south region, then left the space at 21:40 towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.
 

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Security - ISF arrest 70 persons for criminal acts
 

Fri 28/10/2011 09:00

NNA - 28/10/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 70 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 27 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Friday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, threatening, drug related crimes, rape attempt, fraud and forgery.

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Security - Army detonates useless ammunitions in Rashaya
 

Thu 27/10/2011 11:03

NNA - 27/10/2011 - An army unit will detonate useless ammunitions on 27 of this month at 14:00 in Tul Village-Nabatiyeh, according to the army directorate.

Also, on 29 of this month between 6:00 and 16:00, another army unit will detonate useless ammunitions in Yabsi Field-Rashaya.
 

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Security - Two Israeli planes violate Lebanese space
 

Thu 27/10/2011 10:55

NNA - 27/10/2011 - Two Israeli war planes violated on Wednesday at 16:00 the Lebanese air space over Naqoura Village and executed circular maneuvers over different Lebanese regions, then left at 18:00 towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 51 persons for criminal acts
 

Thu 27/10/2011 10:17

NNA - 27/10/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 51 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 26 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Thursday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, threatening, drug related crimes, fraud and forgery.
 

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Security - Joint Lebanese Syrian forces in north close 2 illegal channels
 

Wed 26/10/2011 19:31

NNA - 26/10/2011 - Two bulldozers, belonging to the joint Syrian Lebanese forces tasked with controlling the borders between the two countries, closed off two illegal channels facing Mejdel - Wadi Khalid on the north eastern borders with Syria, NNA correspondent said.

In the frame of the adopted Lebanese procedures to put terms to smuggling operations, the security forces adopted strict security measures on Wednesday via running patrols in said region, especially after the channels' closure.

NNA correspondent added that this security measure was deemed as introductory to the upcoming blockage of other illegal channels suspected to be used for smuggling purposes.

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Security - Joint Lebanese Syrian forces in north close 2 illegal channels
 

Wed 26/10/2011 19:31

NNA - 26/10/2011 - Two bulldozers, belonging to the joint Syrian Lebanese forces tasked with controlling the borders between the two countries, closed off two illegal channels facing Mejdel - Wadi Khalid on the north eastern borders with Syria, NNA correspondent said.

In the frame of the adopted Lebanese procedures to put terms to smuggling operations, the security forces adopted strict security measures on Wednesday via running patrols in said region, especially after the channels' closure.

NNA correspondent added that this security measure was deemed as introductory to the upcoming blockage of other illegal channels suspected to be used for smuggling purposes.

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Security - Heavy Israeli flights off Bekaa
 

Wed 26/10/2011 16:47

NNA - 26/10/2011 - Israeli warplanes intensively flew today over West Bekaa at a medium altitude, National News Agency correspondent reported on Wednesday.


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Security - ISF arrest 50 persons for criminal acts
 

Wed 26/10/2011 09:11

NNA - 26/10/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 50 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 25 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Wednesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, deserting the army, drug related crimes, fraud and forgery.

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Security - Enemy soldiers pelt Lebanese shepherds with rocks at Fatima gate
 

Tue 25/10/2011 14:48

NNA - 25/10/2011 - A number of Lebanese shepherds were pelted with rocks by some Israeli enemy soldiers at Fatima gate area. The Shepherds responded to that aggression with the same manner, as reported by our correspondent in Nabatiyeh.

This mutual pelting was followed by Lebanese Army and UNIFIL mobilization in face of Israeli vehicles' alert along the Fatima gate for almost an hour.
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Security - Israeli reconnaissance war plane violates Lebanese air space
 

Tue 25/10/2011 09:24

NNA - 25/10/2011 - Israeli reconnaissance war jet violated the Lebanese air space over Naqoura Village on Monday at 13:35, executing circular maneuvers over Riyak, Baalbeck, Cedars, Chekka and South regions.

The plane left at 5:20 towards the occupied territories, according to the army directorate.

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Security - ISF arrest 37 persons for criminal acts
 

Tue 25/10/2011 09:18


NNA - 25/10/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 37 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 24 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Tuesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, non- possession of identification papers, kidnapping and rape attempt, fraud and forgery.

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Security - Army exercises in Ghirfin
 

Tue 25/10/2011 09:13

NNA - 25/10/2011 - Lebanese army will exercise using blank fire ammunitions on 27 of this month in Ghirfin region, according to the army directorate.

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Security - 4 Israeli war planes violate Lebanese space
 

Mon 24/10/2011 11:07

NNA - 24/10/2011 - The guidance directorate of the Lebanese army issued the following:

"3 Israeli reconnaissance war planes violated the Lebanese air space on Sunday at 7:15 and executed circular maneuvers over the south and Beirut regions, then left the space at 23:05 towards the occupied territories.

Also, a similar plane violated at 22:10 on the same date, the space over Naqoura and executed circular maneuvers over the south, then left at 5:20 towards the occupied territories".

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Security - ISF arrest 72 persons for criminal acts
 

Mon 24/10/2011 09:08

NNA - 24/10/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 72 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 22 and 23 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Monday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting and prostitution.

A.A.M

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Security - Enemy planes fly over all Lebanese areas
 

Sun 23/10/2011 19:46

NNA - 23/10/2011 - Lebanese Army Command - Guidance Directorate - issued a communiqu� Sunday, in which it indicated that at 7:00 a.m. an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated the Lebanese airspace over the Southern town of Al-Naqoura. The Israeli plane flew in circular manner over the whole South region, and then left at the hour 15:35 while flying over the Southern town of Aitaroun.
The communiqu� also indicated that at the hour 11:35 a.m., four Israeli warplanes violated Lebanese skies and conducted circular flights over all Lebanese areas. The enemy warplanes then left at 12:50 p.m. while flying over the town of Alma El-Shaeb in South Lebanon.
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Security - Sophisticated Israeli alarm system at Abbasiyya
 

Sun 23/10/2011 13:11

NNA - 23/10/2011 - The Israeli army of occupation installed a sophisticated alarm system at the Abbasiya gateway in south Lebanon. This according to NNA field reporters, who said the newly-installed system, allows the Israelis extra eves-dropping capacity as far as Majidiyyeh and Marie-Plain. Meanwhile, Israeli over flights in south Lebanon reportedly continued throughout the day.

 

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Security - Fresh Israeli Violation of airspace
 

Sun 23/10/2011 11:53

NNA - 23/10/2011 In a new Israeli violation of Lebanese airspace, a formation of warplanes overflew Rashayya and the Beqaa at an intermediate altitude before heading back to the 1948 occupied zone, NNA field reporter said Saturday.

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Security - Israeli planes infringe on Lebanese airspace
 

Sun 23/10/2011 10:13

NNA - 23/10/2011 Israeli reconnaissance planes breached Lebanese airspace twice on Saturday, a report by Lebanese Army Guidance Directorate said.

At 7 a.m. Saturday, an Israeli spy drone went into Lebanon via Naqoura and effectuated circular flights over the south, leaving at 6.10 p.m., exiting via Rmeish village.

At 7.15 a.m. on the same day, another reconnaissance plane flew over Beirut and south Lebanon, then exited at 7.30 p.m.

R.Z.

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Security - Israeli war planes violate Lebanese airspace
 

Sat 22/10/2011 14:22

NNA - 22/10/2011 - "Nine Israeli planes (three remote-controlled pilotless spy drones and six war planes) violated Lebanese airspace yesterday effecting the usual u-turn maneuver above the South, Kfarkila and various Lebanese regions. Enemy over-flights lasted for over than 16 hours before returning to base within the occupied zone," Lebanese Army Guidance Directorate spokesperson said Saturday.

P.BC./G.G.

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Security - ISF arrests 37
 

Sat 22/10/2011 10:23

NNA - 22/10/2011 Internal Security Forces (ISF) reported Saturday the arrest of 37 people for various criminal acts, including theft, drugs, fraud, kidnapping and others.

R.Z.

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Security - Gunfire injures two in Southern Suburb
 

Fri 21/10/2011 15:07

NNA - 21/10/2011 - Two were injured today as a grocery store owner shot them while they were inside a motorcycles shop in Tahwitat-al-Ghadir locality, National News Agency correspondent reported on Friday.

The young men, wounded in the abdomen and leg, were transferred to nearby Rassoul-al-Aazam hospital, as security forces opened investigation into the incident.



R.A.H.

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Security - Man shoots his wife dead then kills himself
 

Fri 21/10/2011 13:50

NNA - 21/10/2011 - A 51 year old man shot his wife who is 27 with a hunting gun killing her immediately, as reported by our NNA correspondent.

The murder seems to be a result of personal dispute ending with the man shooting himself and dying on the spot.

Forensic detectives and Internal Security Forces members rushed to the scene and started their investigations while the two bodies were transferred to Dennyeh governmental hospital to be examined by a coroner.
D.K.

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Security - Three Israeli warplanes violates Lebanese airspace
 

Fri 21/10/2011 09:15

NNA - 21/10/2011 - Three Israeli warplanes violated the Lebanese airspace last night, according to the Lebanese army.

The warplanes made circular flights over the south before returning to their bases at 21:15 PM.

O.H
 

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Security - Gunfire injures two in Tayouneh
 

Thu 20/10/2011 14:32

NNA - 20/10/2011 - A person from Al-Zeaiter opened fire today at Dalal and Ahmed Hallaq inside a car expo in Tayouneh locality, National News Agency correspondent said on Thursday.

Personal motive is believed to be behind the dispute.

Pursuit by security forces is still underway as the shooter fled the crime scene.



R.A.H.

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Security - Minor arrested for car theft in Ajaltoun
 

Wed 19/10/2011 10:24

NNA - 19/10/2011 - Police arrested after a long chase a minor, born in 1996, for stealing a four wheel car from Ajaltoun.

According to security reports, the minor, who is originally form Nabyeh town in Metn, stole a GMC 2008 car near the house of its owner Sami al Khazen in Ajaltoun.

Police patrols, which chased the car, fired on the wheels of the stolen car in an attempt to stop the driver who left the vehicle and ran by foot to the alleys of Rayfoun.

But the police managed to arrest him.

O.H

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Security - Assault on cafe in Beddawi
 

Tue 18/10/2011 20:31

NNA - 18/10/2011 - A group of people from Beddawi stormed Tuesday evening into a cafe in said region, removing party flags therein, NNA correspondent in the North said.
Moreover, the group destroyed the cafe, burned the flags and pressed on the cafe owner to close it, NNA correspondent in North said.

A.M>

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Security - Amphibious Israeli mobilizations in Shebaa farms
 

Tue 18/10/2011 16:50

NNA - 18/10/2011 - Israeli choppers and reconnaissance jets were seen roving the airspace intensively today off occupied Shebaa farms and Arqoub, National News Agency correspondent reported on Tuesday.

Simultaneously, Israeli infantry sappers and armored vehicles lined in queue from Ghajar till military outposts in Roueisset-el-Alam, Remtha, and Summaqa.
Israel's amphibious mobilizations today came at a time where neighboring occupied Palestine is celebrating the return to home of more than 450 Palestinian detainees, released today under the swap deal between Israel and Hamas Movement of 1027 Palestinians for the lone Israeli captive solider Gilad Shalit.



R.A.H.

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Security - ISF arrest 53 persons for criminal acts
 

Tue 18/10/2011 09:48

NNA - 18/10/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 53 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 17 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Tuesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, prostitution, drug related crimes, public money embezzlement, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Naval forces conduct medium size weapons shooting
 

Tue 18/10/2011 09:00

NNA - 18/10/2011 - Naval forces will conduct medium size weapons shooting aboard boats within 8 nautical miles inside the sea stretching from Ras Tabarja south till Ras Amchite north, according to the army guidance directorate.

Therefore, the directorate informs citizens not to sail in the mentioned places and times for their safety".

A.A.M

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Security - Army: Night flights between air bases
 

Mon 17/10/2011 11:15

NNA - 18/10/2011 - The guidance directorate of the Lebanese army issued the following:

"On 18 and 19 of this month, starting from 18:25 till 24:00, Lebanese army helicopters will execute night flights over Riyak and Hamat, and will move between the following air bases: Beirut, Kleiaat, Hamat and Riyak".

A.A.M

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Security - Israeli reconnaissance war planes violate Lebanese space
 

Mon 17/10/2011 11:02

NNA - 17/10/2011 - The guidance directorate of the Lebanese army issued the following:

"On Sunday at 7:00 am, an Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated the Lebanese air space over Alma el Chahib Village and executed circular maneuvers over the south region, Beirut and Mount Lebanon, then left at 16:15 towards the occupied territories.

On the same date, at 7:15, a similar plane violated the Lebanese air space over Naqoura Village and executed circular maneuvers over the south region, then left at 16:10 towards the occupied territories".

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 59 persons for criminal acts
 

Mon 17/10/2011 09:09

NNA - 17/10/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 59 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 15 and 16 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Tuesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, drug related crimes, phone threatening, weapons smuggling, kidnapping attempt, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Israeli choppers fly over Shebaa farms
 

Sun 16/10/2011 13:26

NNA - 16/10/2011 Israeli helicopters effected several flights over Shebaa Farms in South Lebanon, NNA correspondent reported Sunday.

A state of caution and anticipation overwhelmed the region as UNIFIL extensively patrolled the road extending from Wazzani-Ghajar axis to Shebaa and Kfar Shuba heights, passing through Bhelta and Basstara Farm.

R.Z.

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Security - Sleiman commends internal security crackdown
 

Sun 16/10/2011 13:05

NNA - 16/10/2011 - President of the Republic, Michel Sleiman, highly commended Internal Security Forces' preparedness and speed in cracking down on a car-stealing gang.

The President noted that an Internal Security police squad managed to track a car stolen by the same gang from Manara in Ras Beirut to Kaa el-Rim where the car was recovered. Culprits were arrested with pistols and fire arms. They admitted to perpetrating a series of car thefts, robberies at gunpoint and drug-pushing.

The President was briefed over the security crackdown by Minister of the Interior, Marwan Charbel, shortly after the arrest of the gang.
 

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Security (Update) - ISF arrests three car thieves
 

Sun 16/10/2011 11:51

NNA - 16/10/2011 Internal Security Forces (ISF) captured three men wanted for grand theft auto in Bekaa after gunshot exchange, ISF General Directorate-Public Relations Unit reported Sunday.

Three men in a silver BMW X5 in Manara-Beirut claiming to be security forces drew a gun at K.A. (born 1975) and stole his black BMW X6, $1200 and his cell phone. The stolen car was registered for a car rental company which successful disabled it remotely. The car was then located via GPS in a remote area in Zahle giving the ISF the perfect opportunity to arrest the thieves.

The assailants opened fire, which was reciprocated by the police, resulting in the injury of two of the wanted men, who were later transferred to hospital and put under surveillance.

Ahmad Deebo Amhaz, Bilal Khalil Ghazawi and Tarek Samir Hijazi were all arrested.

R.Z.

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Security - ISF arrests three car thieves
 

Sun 16/10/2011 11:04

NNA - 16/10/2011 Internal Security Forces (ISF) captured three men wanted for grand theft auto in Bekaa after gunshot exchange, NNA field correspondent reported Sunday.

The ISF detected three men stealing a BMW X6 from Beirut and driving it to Bekaa. Upon reaching Qaa Reem area, the car broke down giving the ISF the perfect opportunity to arrest the thieves. The assailants opened fire, which was reciprocated by the police, resulting in the injury of two of the wanted men, who were later transferred to hospital and put under surveillance.

Ahmad Deebo Amhaz, Bilal Khalil Ghazawi and Tarek Samir Hijazi were all arrested.

R.Z.

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Security - Assailants throw two grenades at hotel in Dinnyeh
 

Sat 15/10/2011 10:19

NNA - 15/10/2011 Anonymous attackers hurled Friday night two hand grenades at Jazzar Hotel in Dinnyeh causing material damage, NNA correspondent reported.

R.Z.

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Security - Army captures van filled with artillery
 

Fri 14/10/2011 21:11

NNA - 14/10/2011 Lebanese Army Intelligence intercepted Friday a van filled with military weapons and rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) on Halba-Khraybe highway, NNA reporter said.

The army confiscated the van, however, the driver was able to successfully elude the security forces.

R.Z.

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Security - Man gunned down in family feud
 

Fri 14/10/2011 18:18

NNA - 14/10/2011 A dispute which spurred in Aarssal-Baalbek Thursday between two families led to a bloody shout out, NNA correspondent reported.

Izz Eddine and Zaarour family members quarreled over land property, when one of the Zarrours shot Khaled Abed Hameed Izz Eddine in the leg.

The victim was taken to Beirut for urgent hospitalization.

R.Z.
 

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Security - Anonymous break into church in Jiyeh
 

Fri 14/10/2011 18:11

NNA - 14/10/2011 - Anonymous persons today broke and entered Notre Dame Church in Jiyeh and scattered the altar's stuff and elements, National News Agency correspondent said on Friday.

Father George Shouli, head of Saint Charbel Monastery, sternly deplored the incident but spurned any assumptions and political considerations.

He inferred that robbery might be the motive behind the attack.



R.A.H.

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Security - Lebanese-Syrian military meeting in Dabousiyeh - Army
 

Fri 14/10/2011 16:18

NNA - 14/10/2011 - The Lebanese-Syrian joint military committee met yesterday at Dabousiyeh crossing, a communique by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Friday.

It indicated that the meeting featured high on the situation along the Lebanese-Syrian borders and the mechanisms to control them.

Attendees also agreed to activate joint coordination and step up field measures to curb smuggling and sneaking operations across borders through illegitimate crossings.



R.A.H.

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Security - Mobilization in Fatima Gate region
 

Fri 14/10/2011 14:45

NNA - 14/10/2011 - State of alertness prevailed at Fatima Gate on the borders between Lebanon and Occupied Palestine, when 30 Israeli soldiers accompanied by police dogs entered the region, NNA Correspondent in Nabatieh said.

After examining a green plastic box suspected by Israelis to be explosive, 30 Israeli soldiers deployed along the borders, triggering the Lebanese Armed Forces and UNIFIL to step up mobilization.

However, the box was found to be void of any blasting materials.
A.M.

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Security - ISF arrest 46 persons for criminal acts
 

Fri 14/10/2011 09:18

NNA - 14/10/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 46 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 13 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Friday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, prostitution, killing attempt, drug related crimes, internet blackmailing, phone threatening, deserting from army, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - (Update) Abduction attempt in Baalbeck kills two
 

Thu 13/10/2011 20:36

NNA - 13/10/2011 - A person of Jaafar family was killed in Sharawneh Street in Baalbeck today, as young men of the same family attempted to kidnap one of Rifai family, who managed to escape, National News Agency correspondent reported on Thursday.

The clash, which included fire shooting, did not spare a young child, who was shot by mistake and passed away instantly in Al-Jalil camp.

A Lebanese army unit rushed to the scene with kidnappers' prosecution underway.
In the wake of the incident, Al-Jalil Camp witnessed popular movement, whereby families burned tires in protest.



R.A.H, L.Y

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Security - (Update) Army intervenes in Zaheriyah, ending dispute
 

Thu 13/10/2011 20:27

NNA - 13/10/2011 A unit of the Lebanese Army intervened in Zaheriyah locality in Tripoli, ending the dispute that occurred on Thursday evening between the families of Al-Mawri and Al-Afyouni, National News Agency Correspondent reported.
Intensive fire shooting was heard this evening in Zaheriyah locality in Tripoli.
Army extensively deployed in the streets of Tripoli, with no casualties reported.
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Security - Heavy gunfire in Tripoli
 

Thu 13/10/2011 19:47

NNA - 13/10/2011 - Intensive fire shooting was heard this evening in Zaheriyah locality in Tripoli, National News Agency correspondent reported on Thursday.

However, he said reasons behind the gunfire are still unknown.

L.Y.-R.A.H.

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Security - Abduction attempt in Baalbeck kills two
 

Thu 13/10/2011 19:35


NNA - 13/10/2011 - A person of Jaafar family was killed in Sharawneh Street in Baalbeck today, as young men of the same family attempted to kidnap one of Rifai family, who managed to escape, National News Agency correspondent reported on Thursday.

The clash, which included fire shooting, did not spare a young child, who was shot by mistake and passed away instantly in Al-Jalil camp.

A Lebanese army unit rushed to the scene with kidnappers' prosecution underway.
 

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Security - Woman missing in Rmeish
 

Thu 13/10/2011 14:38

NNA - 13/10/2011 - The family of Mirna Al-Hajj reported Thursday the loss of their daughter, calling on the concerned authorities to start their investigations immediately.

In detail, the woman Mirna Hanna Abdallah Al-Hajj (born in 1977) left her house located in Rmeish village on Wednesday evening and did not return yet. Mirna's parents said their daughter has mental illness, calling upon the Security Forces to adopt all measures needed in order to find her and bring her back home.
D.K.

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Security - Army detonates ammunitions in Mgheiti
 

Thu 13/10/2011 11:48

NNA - 13/10/2011 - The general directorate of the Lebanese army issued the following:

"On 14/10/2011, between 7:00 till mission is complete, an army unit will detonate useless ammunitions in Mgheiti Field.

Also another army unit will exercise in Amchite region and will use blank fire".

A.A.M

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Security - ISF arrest 55 persons for criminal acts
 

Thu 13/10/2011 09:25

NNA - 13/10/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 55 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 13 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Thursday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, prostitution, drug related crimes, kidnapping attempt, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Syrian Army trespasses Anjar Valley earthen barricades
 

Wed 12/10/2011 20:45

NNA - 12/10/2011 - Syrian Army Unites trespassed on Wednesday evening earthen barricades placed in Anjar Valley - Lebanon, NNA corresponded said.

The Lebanese Army coordination bureau is currently looking into the matter, seeking a speedy solution, NNA reporter added.
R.H.

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Security - Army arrests two on charges of arms dealership
 

Wed 12/10/2011 20:36

NNA - 12/10/2011 - The Lebanese Army Intelligence Unit of Bekaa managed to arrest within the last two days two men, one is Lebanese and the other is Syrian, on charges of dealing with arms, NNA correspondent said on Wednesday.

The Syrian man admitted of having come to Lebanon for a meeting with the Lebanese man, an arms trader, to purchase hand grenades and Kalashnikov rifles, NNA reporter added.
R.H.

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Security - Enemy military movement at Shebaa Farms
 

Wed 12/10/2011 13:22
NNA - 12/10/2011 - Unmanned Israeli reconnaissance planes violated on Wednesday the airspace of the occupied Shebaa Farms and its surroundings for more than half an hour, as reported by our NNA correspondent.

The air flights were accompanied with land movements for the enemy's forces as three Merkavas were seen patrolling in that area, along the barbed wire between Semmaka and Roueyset Al-Alam.

Another infantry patrol reinforced with armored Hummer cars also penetrated the Lebanese side into Ghajar village, inspecting the electronic sensitivity system fixed at the barbed wire.
D.K.

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Security - ISF arrest 49 persons for criminal acts
 

Wed 12/10/2011 10:03

NNA - 12/10/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 49 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 11 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Wednesday.

The crimes involved robberies, shooting, threatening, drug related crimes, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Failed attempt to escape from Amyoun prison
 

Wed 12/10/2011 09:25

NNA - Six prisoners tried to escape on Wednesday morning from Amyoun prison, according to NNA correspondent.

The attempt failed after it was discovered by members of the internal security forces guarding the prison.

A.A.M

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Tue 11/10/2011 19:50

NNA - 11/10/2011 - Four Israeli warplanes violated at 10:15 am the Lebanese airspace over Kfarkela village, a communiqu� by the Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said on Tuesday.

It added that the jets left at noon from above Alma Shaab village, after they effectuated the usual circular maneuver off all the Lebanese regions.



R.A.H.

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Security - Hoax flyer threatens to bomb UN building in Gefinor
 

Tue 11/10/2011 16:37

NNA - 11/10/2011 - A hoax flyer threatening to bomb a UN building in Gefinor was found earlier today at the first floor's stares, as reported by our NNA correspondent.

In details, a member of the cleaning staff at Gefinor building, which contains UNICEF and International Organization for Migration (IOM) offices affiliated to the United Nations, came across a hoax flyer at the stares of the building threatening of a bombing attack, precisely at 1:00 noontime.

The UN premises were evacuated immediately, after that Internal Security Forces' members scanned the place assuring that the incident was nothing but a false alarm as no explosive body was found inside the building.
D.K.

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Security - Hoax flyer threatens to bomb UN building in Gefinor
 

Tue 11/10/2011 16:10

NNA - 11/10/2011 - A hoax flyer threatening to bomb a UN building in Gefinor was found earlier today at the first floor's stares, as reported by our NNA correspondent.

In details, a member of the cleaning staff at Gefinor building, which contains UNICEF and International Organization for Migration (IOM) offices affiliated to the United Nations, came across a hoax flyer at the stares of the building threatening of a bombing attack, precisely at 1:00 noontime.

The UN premises were evacuated immediately, after that Internal Security Forces' members scanned the place assuring that the incident was nothing but a false alarm as no explosive body was found inside the building.
D.K.

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Security - Two anonymous persons kidnap citizen at Al-Khodr crossroad
 

Tue 11/10/2011 13:50

NNA - 11/10/2011 - Unidentified individuals kidnapped the citizen Ghassan Hamed after blocking his way at Al-Khodr crossroad, as reported by our correspondent in Baalbek.

In details, two anonymous persons on board of a white Cherokee kidnapped Hamed (52 years old) at 4 in the afternoon after intercepting his way near a paints factory he owns in Al-Khodr village.

The perpetrators also stole a wallet that belongs to Hamed's brother with identification papers and checks inside.

Hamed's brother filed a complaint at Talya police station while the destiny of the kidnapped remains unknown.
D.K.

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Security - Israeli reconnaissance war planes violate Lebanese space
 

Tue 11/10/2011 09:04

NNA - 11/10/2011 - The guidance directorate of the Lebanese army issued the following:

"Two Israeli reconnaissance war planes violated on Monday at 7:00 am the Lebanese air space and executed circular maneuvers over the south region, then left at 21:20 pm towards the occupied territories.

Also, on the same date at 10:20 am, an Israeli reconnaissance war plane violated the Lebanese air space over Naqoura Village and executed circular maneuvers over Beirut, Jbeil and south, then left at 18:10 pm over Rmeish towards the occupied territories".

A.A.M

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Security - Man shot in Rwiesat
 

Mon 10/10/2011 20:30

NNA - 10/10/2011 - A 40-year old Lebanese citizen was rushed to the Hospital on Monday evening after he was shot in the leg as sitting peacefully on his balcony, NNA correspondent said.

The man's six year-old daughter, who was sitting next to him at the time of the incident, luckily survived the devastating harm a bullet could make.

A fire exchange which had taken place under the man's building in Rweisat - Beirut Southern Suburbs - was later stopped by a Lebanese Army intervention.
R.H

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Security - 4 Israeli war planes violate Lebanese space
 

Mon 10/10/2011 12:24

NNA - 10/10/2011 - The guidance directorate of the Lebanese army issued the following:

"On Sunday at 7:40, 3 Israeli reconnaissance war planes violated the Lebanese air space and executed circular maneuvers over the south region, then left at 23:30 towards the occupied territories.

Also, on the same date, at 22:25, a similar plane violated the Lebanese air space over Kfarkilla Village and executed circular maneuvers over the south and West Bekaa, then left at 3:10 towards the occupied territories".

A.A.M

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Security - Army: Night flights over Beirut, Mount Lebanon and North
 

Mon 10/10/2011 12:07

NNA - 10/10/2011 - The guidance directorate of the Lebanese army issued the following:

"On 11, 12 and 13 of this month at 18:50 till 24:00, Lebanese air force helicopters will execute night flights over Beirut, Mount Lebanon, North and will move between the following air bases: Beirut, Kleiaat, Hamat and Riyak".
 

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Security - ISF arrest 30 persons for criminal acts
 

Mon 10/10/2011 09:08

NNA - 10/10/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 30 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 9 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Monday.

The crimes involved robberies, prostitution, killing, shooting, drug related crimes, money smuggling, fraud and forgery.

A.A.M

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Security - Fresh Israeli spy mission over Lebanon
 

Sun 9/10/2011 17:13

NNA - 09/10/2011 - An Israeli remote-controlled pilotless spy drone overflew today the village of Kfarkila effecting a circular turn over the Cedars and Baalbek region of Lebanon only to return to the occupied zone via Kfarkila. This, according to Yarzeh-based Army Guidance Department Spokesperson, who announced that the latest Israeli violation of Lebanese airspace lasted for nearly three hours.

G.G./P.BC.

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Security - Fresh Israeli violation of Lebanese airspace
 

Sun 9/10/2011 15:29

NNA - 09/10/2011 - Six Israeli war planes violated Lebanese airspace today effecting the usual u-turn maneuver over most of Lebanese territory before returning to base within the occupied zone. This, according to Yarzeh-based Army Guidance Department Spokesperson, who announced that the latest Israeli violation of Lebanese airspace lasted over than two hours.

G.G./P.BC.

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Security - Army arrests nine for drug, arm possession
 

Sun 9/10/2011 13:23

NNA - 09/10/2011 A Lebanese army squad raided at dawn Sunday the residence of Mohammad Ismail in Baalbek and arrested nine, as drugs and arms were discovered on site, NNA correspondent reported.

R.Z.

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Security - Israeli planes fly over Lebanon
 

Sun 9/10/2011 11:33

NNA - 09/10/2011 Israeli reconnaissance plane effectuated circular flights Sunday over Bekaa valley and city of Baalbek, NNA correspondent reported.

Other accounts reported similar hostile planes surveying Aakar, north Lebanon.

R.Z.

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Security - Barja police captures thief
 

Sun 9/10/2011 10:07

NNA - 09/10/2011 Barja police, in Iklim Kharroub, arrested Sunday a thief while attempting to steal a motorcycle, NNA reporter said.

The criminal was caught in action at dawn today while quietly pushing a large motorcycle with a friend of his. The conspirer was able to flee, but the main bandit was arrested and handed over to Barja precinct.

R.Z.

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Security - Uprising inside Amioun Prison
 

Sat 8/10/2011 22:32

NNA - 8/10/2011 - National News Agency reporter Graziela Saba indicated that two prisoners began a sit-in and rebellious moves inside Amioun Prison as of 4:00 p.m. Saturday. In details, the two prisoners closed their jail door and threatened to hurt prisoners inside. The revolt attempt came in protest against the detention of the mother of one of the two prisoners prior to visiting her son in prison, whereby she was found in possession of 100 tranquilizing pills which she intended to give to her son.
As a result, security measures around the Prison of Amioun have been increased, while negotiations to contain the situation are still underway.
 

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Security - Botched escape attempt at Roumieh
 

Sat 8/10/2011 15:26

NNA - 08/10/2011 - A botched escape attempt from Roumieh prison has been reported by Internal Security Public Relations department when a 40 year-old Syrian convict tried to jump onto a wagon carrying bread into the prison courtyard today.

The convict who's passing a life sentence for homicide was immediately arrested by policemen who launched an immediate investigation.

Police detectives also arrested a 32 year-old man in Tripoli on multiple charges including attempted murder along with unlicensed fire arms found in his position. Police reported that he is under interrogation pending his handing over to the Court of Law concerned.
 

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Security - ISF arrests 44 on criminal charges
 

Sat 8/10/2011 10:44 NNA - 08/10/2011 Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested Friday 44 wanted persons for breaking the law, according to a statement by said law enforcement agency.
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Security - Bomb explodes in Tripoli
 

Fri 7/10/2011 20:27
NNA - 07/10/2011 An unknown assailant threw a hand grenade Friday behind the phone center in Bab Tabbeneh in the city of Tripoli-North Lebanon, according to NNA correspondent.

R.Z.

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Security - Army detonates useless ammunitions in Kleiaat, Mgheiti
 

Fri 7/10/2011 11:00

NNA - 7/10/2011 - The guidance directorate of the Lebanese army issued the following:

"On 7 of this month, between 10:00 and 12:00, an army unit will detonate useless ammunitions in the surroundings of Kleiaat air base.

On 9/10/2011, between 8:00 and 17:00, another army unit will detonate useless ammunitions in Mgheiti-Dahr Beidr Field".

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Security - Three Israeli war planes fly over south and Bekaa
 

Fri 7/10/2011 10:52

NNA - 7/10/2011 - The guidance directorate of the Lebanese army issued the following:

"On Thursday at 6:55 am, three Israeli reconnaissance war planes violated the south air space and executed circular maneuvers over the south and Bekaa regions, then left at 21:00 pm towards the occupied territories".

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Security - 56 detained for criminal acts
 

Fri 7/10/2011 08:24

NNA - 7/10/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 56 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 6 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Friday.

The crimes involved robberies, killing, shooting, deserting the army, drug related crimes, fraud and forgery.

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Security - Army: three injured in Taanayel, fire shooting in Hadath Mechanical Center
 

Thu 6/10/2011 23:19

NNA - 6/10/2011 A personal dispute between two citizens that developed into gunfire took place on Thursday in the Beqai town of Tannayel, leading to the injury of three citizens, Lebanese Army Command-Guidance Directorate said in a communiqu�. Instantly, a unit of the Army intervened and conducted storming-into operations in search of fire shooters, arresting a number of suspected persons and confiscating individual arms, communiqu� said.
In the area of Hadath, another dispute occurred on Thursday between some citizens and Mechanical Inspection Center employees that developed into gunfire, wounding a number of citizens who were taken to hospital for treatment, communiqu� added. A unit of the Army instantly intervened, bringing situation to normal and arresting a number of persons who were engaged in the incident.
Those who were arrested were handed over to concerned authorities, while Army units are still prosecuting the remaining persons who partook in the two mentioned incidents, communiqu� concluded.
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Security - Dispute occurs inside Hadath Mechanical Inspection Center

 

Thu 6/10/2011 20:22

NNA - 6/10/2011 A dispute occurred on Thursday inside Mechanical Inspection Center in Baabda area of Hadath, that developed into gunfire leading to the injury of a number of persons, National News Agency Correspondent reported. Instantly, a unit of Internal Security Forces arrived at the scene, opening a probe into the incident.
Investigations revealed later that a broker assaulted an employee after failing to attain a passing maintenance test for an agent car. The broker contacted through his mobile phone a number of persons who immediately arrived at the scene, with one of them opening fire causing fear among center employees and owners of cars under examination.
Center Administration immediately halted car examination work, with citizens leaving the center and gateways closed to cars.
Center Official called for "the protection of employees and citizens whose cars are under examination in compliance with laws in effect".

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Security - Syrian citizen killed in Bekaa
 

Thu 6/10/2011 19:38

NNA - 6/10/2011 A Syrian citizen Ali Khatib was killed on Thursday in an ambush in the separating border area between Lebanon and Syria towards the Bekaa, as he was attempting to enter sneakily into Syria, National News Agency Security Correspondent in Hermel reported.
Khatib is born in the year 1970.
 

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Security - Three injured in clash in Taanayel
 

Thu 6/10/2011 16:12

NNA - 6/10/2011 - Three persons were injured amid fire trade in Taanayel locality today, National News Agency correspondent reported on Thursday.

In details, a personal dispute developed into a fire exchange between Ahmed and Hamid Al-Alawi on one side, and Walid Al-Alawi on another.

Lebanese Army units managed to cordon off the scene and round up the three wounded men, who were transferred to nearby hospitals.



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Security - Israeli war planes violate Lebanon's sovereignty
 

Wed 5/10/2011 20:53

NNA - 05/10/2011 - Two Israeli war planes violated the Lebanese airspace at 12:02 pm on Wednesday, a Lebanese Army communiqu� said.
The enemy plane executed circular flights above different Lebanese areas, and then left at 12:05 pm towards the occupied Palestinian territories.
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Security - Israeli war planes fly over Jezzine and Iklim el Toufah
 

Wed 5/10/2011 11:57

NNA - 5/10/2011 - Isreali war planes flew on Wednesday before noon over Jezzine and Iklim el Toufah region on medium altitude, according to NNA correspondent.

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Security - Army exercises in Mar Yaacoub
 

Wed 5/10/2011 10:39
NNA - 5/10/2011 - The guidance directorate of the Lebanese army issued the following:

"On the 7 of this month between 8:00 and 13:00, an army unit will exercise using blank fire and live ammunitions and will use explosives in Mar Yaacoub-Mount Lebanon".

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Security - ISF arrests 41 persons for criminal acts
 

Wed 5/10/2011 09:00

NNA - 5/10/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 41 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 4 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Wednesday.

The crimes involved robberies, threatening, shooting, drug related crimes, kidnapping, fraud and forgery.

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Security - Syrian tanks fire at factory in Aarsal town
 

Tue 4/10/2011 17:26
NNA - 4/10/2011 Syrian tanks penetrated Tuesday Aarsal town, the zone that separates Lebanese-Syrian borders, and fired at a deserted factory as they supposed armed people hid inside, the NNA correspondent to Bekaa reported.

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Security - 41 detained for criminal acts
 

Tue 4/10/2011 09:52

NNA - 4/10/2011- Internal Security Forces rounded up 41 individuals involved in different crimes during a security sweep across the country on 3 of this month, the Directorate General announced on Tuesday.

The crimes involved robberies, threatening, shooting, prostitution, drug related crimes, fraud and forgery.

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Security - New Israeli breach of Lebanese sovereignty
 

Mon 3/10/2011 19:59

NNA - 3/10/2011 - Six Israeli warplanes violated at 10:30 am the Lebanese airspace over Rmeish village, a communique by the Lebanese Army-Guidance Directorate said on Monday.

It added that the jets left at 12:45 pm from above Alma Shaab village, after they effectuated the usual u-shaped maneuvers off the different Lebanese regions.


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Security - U.N. evacuates Gefinor Building
 

Mon 3/10/2011 19:18

NNA - 03/10/2011 - The United Nations (U.N.) Gefinor building located in Clemenceau had been emergently evacuated on Monday afternoon, U.N. media official Bahaa Kawsi told the National News Agency.

"An unidentified man entered the building which includes two U.N. offices. One for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and another for the International Organization for Migration (IOM)," Kawsi told the NNA in a phone call.

He said the man entered the building at 1:45 pm to deliver a package to the health center. The man later tossed hand-written circulars all over the building saying "there's an explosion."

"Security Forces (ISF members) immediately urged people to evacuate the building. A bomb expert from the ISF later detected the box and searched the entire building, but no explosive device was found," he added, noting that the man who threw the false circulars has been identified by security forces.
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Security - Israel engages in works along barbed wire
 

Mon 3/10/2011 17:10

NNA - 3/10/2011 Israel engaged today in various works along the barbed wire on borders between Lebanon and Occupied Palestine, National News Agency correspondent reported on Monday.

In details, a joint civil and military Israeli force carried out maintenance works of the barbed fence separating the Lebanese Army outpost in Adaysseh and an enemy checkpoint in Maskafaam settlement, with sappers aiming weapons towards the Lebanese territories and bullet-proof Hammers roaming the area.

From the Lebanese side, the United Nations Interim Force (UNIFIL) patrolled vehicles along the Blue Line.

Israel's works today came days after a series of military maneuvers in Shebaa farms, where the enemy used heavy artillery and light gun-machines.


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Security - Israeli war planes fly over south and Iklim el Kharoub
 

Mon 3/10/2011 12:02

NNA - 3/10/2011 - Israeli war planes have been flying since 11:30 am over the south atmosphere and Iklim el Kharoub on medium altitude and are conducting continuous flights, according to NNA correspondent.

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