Increased Military Presence In Sidon After Several Violent Events


The Security Council for South Lebanon decided to increase military presence and patrols in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon after a series of violent clashes last week.

The council decided to increase military patrols, improve the coordination between security forces, and highten the punishments for law violations. 

Many of the involved in last week’s clashes were arrested, the council said in a statement. The statement also said that security forces were working on arresting the rest of those involved. 

The violent clashes of last week include the death of a man who was stabbed during an argument, several people injured in a separate incident, a car crashed into a crowd in front of the Hariri Mosque, injuring pedestrians, and a clash at the Blom Bank branch on the first days of the banks being reopened.

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