Today, Thursday, Lebanese media reported that a rocket-propelled grenade was fired at Lebanese army members in the capital, Beirut, without revealing any casualties.
Those means also indicated that the Lebanese army is spreading and closing all the entrances to the neighborhoods of Ain El Remmaneh, Badaro and Furn El Chebbak with barbed wire. The confrontation of Tayouneh and Chiyah.
The Lebanese army is on the move
Lebanese activists circulated a videotape showing dozens of members of the Lebanese army trying to prevent members of Hezbollah and the Amal movement from escalating. Amid the rising voices of the militia members, “Labbayak, Hussein, for your sake, Hussein.”
— Rabih (@rabiih) October 14, 2021
Also, a video clip shows an element of Hezbollah trying to prevent elements of the heavily armed Amal movement from completing its way to enter Ain al-Rummaneh in Beirut, telling him, “God’s intruder, wipe it with the chin.”
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Earlier in the day, the Lebanese Army Command commented on the security incidents in the Tayouneh area, which witnessed heavy gunfire. Against the background of a sit-in carried out by supporters of Hezbollah and the Amal movement against the investigative judge in the explosion of the port of Beirut.
As protesters headed to the Adliya area, they were exposed to bursts of fire in the Tayouneh area – Badaro. The army rushed to cordon off the area and spread in its neighborhoods and at its entrances, and began conducting patrols. It also began searching for the shooters to arrest them.#Lebanese army #LebaneseArmy pic.twitter.com/6LEuAHGrVU
— Lebanese Army (@LebarmyOfficial) October 14, 2021
The army command said in a statement: “As protesters headed to the Adliya area, they were exposed to gunfire in the Tayouneh-Badaro area. The army rushed to cordon off the area and deployed in its neighborhoods and entrances, and began conducting patrols, as well as searching for the shooters to arrest them.”
Today, the Lebanese capital, Beirut, witnessed unprecedented tension as the supporters of Hezbollah and the Amal movement carried out protests in front of the Palace of Justice. And Tayouneh against the judicial investigator in the file of the explosion of the port of Beirut.
An armed sniper moment before firing an RPG in Beirut
A video of a sniper hitting a man carrying a rocket launcher was also spread on social media in Lebanon, as the latter fell before he could launch the shell.
— The Lens (@TheLensPost) October 14, 2021
The terrifying scene, documented by citizens’ mobile phones from more than one angle, shows a gunman carrying an RPG and crossing the road in preparation for the launch.
However, he receives a bullet that drops him and his weapon to the ground, without being able to fire his projectile, amid hearing the sounds of bullets falling like rain.
Tayouneh turns into a war zone
According to Lebanese media, at least two explosions were heard after the outbreak of violence and clashes near the protest site in the Adliya area. Which led to the deaths and injuries, the number of which is on the rise.
There was also an exchange of fire in the Tayouneh area, and an RPG fell, and dozens of snipers were deployed on the roofs of buildings.