Rifaat Eid: Exploded arms warehouse belongs to Future Movement

Arab Democratic Party Secretary General Rifaat Eid told LBC television station on Saturday that the “arms warehouse,” which exploded in Tripoli, belongs to the Future Movement.

“What was Mohammad Noaaman, who is said to be a Syrian opposition activist, doing in the arms warehouse with other [people]?” Eid asked.

Eid also said that “fundamentalist groups in Tripoli were fighting the Lebanese army yesterday.”

Shooting broke out in Tripoli on Friday as gunmen deployed heavily in Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen, one group supporting and the other opposed to the regime in Syria.

Lebanon’s political scene is split between supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, led by Hezbollah, and the March 14 pro-Western camp.

Three Syrians were injured in an accidental explosion at a munitions depot in Tripoli on Friday, AFP quoted a security source as saying.

The men, all security guards, lit a fire to warm themselves near containers that stored munitions, without being aware of the contents, prompting an explosion at the privately run facility.

-NOW Lebanon

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  • t.k

    why doesn't nowlebanon investigate these arms in north lebanon, instead of focusing all their resources in southern lebanon. it seems as though everytime a firecracker goes off in the south, nowlebanon doesn't fail in writing something about it in their comment section, i implore you to do the same and write about this worrying development

    February 11, 2012

  • alex

    anyone wish to comment on this???????????

    February 11, 2012