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Security forces deploy in Dahiyeh

Lebanese state security forces deploy in Beirut’s Dahiyeh as part of a security plan devised by the Interior Ministry.
Lebanese state security forces deploy in Beirut’s Dahiyeh as part of a security plan devised by the Interior Ministry.
Lebanese state security forces deploy in Beirut’s Dahiyeh as part of a security plan devised by the Interior Ministry.
Lebanese state security forces deploy in Beirut’s Dahiyeh as part of a security plan devised by the Interior Ministry.
Lebanese state security forces deploy in Beirut’s Dahiyeh as part of a security plan devised by the Interior Ministry.
Lebanese state security forces deploy in Beirut’s Dahiyeh as part of a security plan devised by the Interior Ministry.

Lebanese state security forces began their deployment in Beirut’s Dahiyeh as part of a security plan devised by the Interior Ministry.

 

According to the National News Agency, the deployment began on Monday afternoon in the outskirts of the predominantly Shiite part of Beirut.

 

Security personnel took position on the Galerie Semaan – Mar Mikhail Church road in Shiyyah and prepared to deploy toward the Tayyouneh roundabout and in the direction of Sfier-Hadath, as well as Al-Mesharafieh and the Airport Road roundabout, the report said.

 

Caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel visited Dahiyeh as the deployment was taking place and spoke to reporters, saying that the security plan implemented in the Beirut area was “a message to say that the state is present.”

 

The minister also commended the Shiite group Hezbollah for its “excellent cooperation with security forces.”

 

“I urge the residence of Dahiyeh to cooperate with security forces.”

 

“The security forces will never withdraw from Dahiyeh,” he added.

 

He also said that a similar security plan will be implemented in the northern city of Tripoli.

 

The security plan, which included the deployment of around two thousand reserve personnel in Dahiyeh, was announced last week by Charbel in response to the self-security measure implemented by Hezbollah in its Beirut stronghold.

 

Hezbollah’s move was prompted by Lebanon’s security situation which has recently deteriorated after car bombs attacks left dozens dead and hundreds injured in Dahieyh and the northern city of Tripoli in August.

 

The security tension increased especially after the Shiite group announced that it was taking part in fighting along the Syrian regime in the violent uprising that has been gripping Syria since March 2011.

Lebanese state security forces deploy in Beirut’s Dahiyeh as part of a security plan devised by the Interior Ministry.

I urge the residence of Dahiyeh to cooperate with security forces.