Home Latest News Lebanon News Share on Facebook WhatsApp Donate Tweet Copy Link The situation was tense in Khalde on the southern highway when an armed clash broke out this evening. An argument began between persons belonging to the Arab clan of Khalde and other individuals, allegedly over religious banners being hung in the area, which led to an armed clash. According to NNA, the two dead have been identified as H. M. Ghosn and M. Haddoum, of Syrian nationality. The three wounded include E. A. Ghosn, M. Ghosn, and J. Ghosn. Armed groups in 'Khalde' close the highway and jump around holding their weapons shooting at each other as Lebanese wait in their cars and hope not to be hit by any stray bullets. #Lebanon pic.twitter.com/h4U3rIMUf3— Luna Safwan – لونا صفوان (@LunaSafwan) August 27, 2020 Due to the ongoing clash, drivers were forced to return to Beirut as the fight was taking place on the highway. The Lebanese Army quickly intervened to restore calm but was also met with gunfire. It has since released a statement that the situation was under control and that patrols have been conducted in the Khalde area. The army has arrested four people, including two Syrians, and is continuing to pursue the rest. تطويق الاشكال وتسيير دوريات في منطقة خلدة وقد تمّ توقيف اربعة اشخاص بينهم اثنان من الجنسية السورية وتجري ملاحقة باقي المتورطين لتوقيفهم#الجيش_اللبناني #LebaneseArmy pic.twitter.com/mbf66wixWn— الجيش اللبناني (@LebarmyOfficial) August 27, 2020 The army is also pushing reinforcements to the area to keep the situation under control and continues conducting patrols to pursue suspects involved in the clash. In addition, a fire broke out at Rammal Supermarket after two RPG-7 shells were fired at it, according to MTV. Clashes are ongoing, now allegedly between the army and the Arab clan. This can result in increased casualties. Despite the Lebanese army saying they've sent reinforcements to Khalde, the situation doesn't seem to be calming down at all.. #خلدة https://t.co/3b8X8sNMKB— Deeba Shadnia (@deebashadnia) August 27, 2020 Share on Facebook WhatsApp Donate Tweet Copy Link Support our independent media - contribute today! Become a Patron!