Sniper Arrested During Beirut Clashes… A "Syrian Sniper"

Hassan Nasrallah may have forgotten to figure in the Syrians while making plans to force out the democratically elected government in Lebanon.

Students take cover during clashes yesterday in Beirut. (Reuters)

Abu Kais reported the news yesterday from the pro-Hariri Al Mustaqbal that the Lebanese army detained two snipers who were caught red handed- One is Syrian, and the other Palestinian, during the rioting and chaos yesterday in Beirut.

Naharnet has more on the arrests of the foreign snipers this morning:

Hizbullah demonstrators also attacked buildings in downtown Beirut’s banking sector shortly before the curfew took hold.

March 14 sources said Lebanese army commandos have arrested two snipers – a Syrian and a Lebanese – from the vicinity of the Sportive City near the Beirut Arab University.

They said the snipers, who fired gunshots in the direction of the citizens, were handed over to the Lebanese army Intelligence Bureau.

Nasrallah voiced concern over what he called the “snipers’ phenomenon,” insisting that the “killers’ identity should be disclosed and should be tried.”

He said Thursday’s clashes and reports of snipers being involved “verify data” Hizbullah had obtained in recent weeks that snipers have been deployed at a number of rooftop buildings in Beirut.

In a separate incident, security sources said two men in a dark blue Cherokee jeep on Thursday roamed Bikfaya, the hometown of former President Amin Gemayel, inquiring about the location of the Gemayel mansion.

Interesting how Nasrallah is talking about “verified sniper data” that Hezbollah had obtained… whatever that means.

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