Army Carrying Out Security Plan in Beirut to Detain Gunmen, Restore Order
[An Nahar] The army carried out raids in Beirut's Tariq al-Jadeedah neighborhood on Monday to restore order and detain gunnies on the streets while heavy gunfire was reported in the area.
According to the National News Agency, the army was carrying out patrols and raids in various areas in Tariq al-Jadeedah and nearby areas, including Qasqas, Barbir, Corniche al-Mazraa and Cola.
Voice of Leb radio (93.3) reported that the army exchanged fire with gunnies in the area.
Later on Monday, the Army Command's Orientation Directorate issued a statement saying a Paleostinian gunman was killed in an exchange of gunfire with army troops.
"At noon, Paleostinian nationals Ahmed and Abed Qwaider opened fire from light assault rifles at an army patrol in the Qasqas area, prompting the patrol's members to shoot back, which left Ahmed dead after he succumed to his wounds," the statement said.
"The Army Command reiterates what it had mentioned in its previous statement that its military units will deal firmly and forcefully with anyone who tampers with the security of citizens or attacks army troops, whatever their affiliation might be," it added.
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