A large fight broke out near a gas station on the Zahrani highway in southern Lebanon on Saturday morning.
The altercation at the Total gas station escalated when shots were fired and the road was blocked with burning tires as chaos enveloped the area.
Employees at the station later called on the Lebanese Army and security forces to intervene to reopen the highway, which connects Tyre to Sidon, after the incident completely paralyzed its traffic.
The vital highway was also blocked a day prior with numerous cars, in a line that extended for hundreds of meters.
The Zahrani fight took place hours after a similar incident was reported near another gas station in South Lebanon.
The fight, which broke out at the Total gas station in the southern village of Khiam, involved confrontations between civilians and soldiers over refueling cars.
A group of young men had attempted to refuel their cars by force at the gas station, then they resort to attacking and smashing it after they noticed that its owners had filled gallons with gasoline and stored them away, while the army tried to repel the attackers.
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