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LBCI: The army has seized full control of the Mhammara-Abdeh road and a number of gunmen have been arrested while others are being hunted. 2 minutes
National News Agency: Cautious calm engulfed Tripoli's old souks after a mediation by the Muslim Scholars Committee led to the withdrawal of gunmen. 6 minutes
MTV: The bodies of two gunmen have been found in Tripoli's souks. 13 minutes
Al-Mayadeen: The soldier who sustained injuries in the Mhammara-Akkar clashes died. 20 minutes
Army Command to LBCI: There will be no retreat or bargaining and the battle will continue until we put an end to the abnormal situation in Tripoli. 24 minutes
LBCI quoting security sources: Pledges have been made to withdraw the gunmen, hand over those who fired directly at the army, reactivate the Tripoli security plan and speed up judicial warrants. 31 minutes
The Lebanese Army: The fight against terrorists will continue. We will not back down until we eliminate them. 32 minutes
The Lebanese army and the militants exchanged fire in Bhanine in Akkar. The army brought in reinforcements and military helicopters meanwhile hover over the area of clashes. 38 minutes
Security forces began deploying in Tripoli souks as gunmen withdrew from the area. 1 hour
LBCI: Several soldiers were wounded when a military vehicles was targeted in Mhammara in Akkar. 2 hours
Security sources to LBCI: Shadi al-Mawlawi was injured in the dawn clashes in Tripoli during an ambush for the army. 2 hours
LBCI: One civilian was killed in the clashes that erupted in Tripoli's souks area. 2 hours
Rifi: There is no need to turn Tripoli into a military zone. 2 hours
Rifi: We support the army and the legal state institutions. 2 hours
Rifi: We will not slip into chaos. 2 hours
Rifi: I am not afraid for the situation in the city. We will dismantle the landmines in the city. 2 hours
Rifi: We don't cover up for any gunman. We are discussing the developments with PMs Salam, Hariri and Saniora. 2 hours
Rifi: We will not let anyone threaten our coexistence. 2 hours
Rifi: We should always play our role and prevent assailants from destabilizing the security of Tripoli. 2 hours
Rifi: Our principles will always be based on safeguarding coexistence. 2 hours
Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi: Tripoli is a city for coexistence and will never be a mailbox for any side. 2 hours
A meeting was held at Rifi's residence in Tripoli in presence of MPs al-Jisr, Derbas and several other officials. 3 hours
Shaar expressed hope that the clashes would end and calm prevail. 3 hours
Shaar: The Higher Relief Council should help those who were afflicted by the clashes. 3 hours
Shaar: We back all security plans and measures that would maintain stability in the country. 3 hours
Mufti of Tripoli and the North Sheikh Malek al-Shaar: Tripoli is our first concern. 3 hours
Miqati: We contacted PM Salam and several other officials to discuss the upcoming endeavors to restore calm in the city. 3 hours
Miqati: Tripoli supports the army. 3 hours
Miqati: Postponing the Muslim-Christian conference was a wise move amid the escalating security situation. 3 hours
Ex-PM Najib Miqati: Tripoli will never be a passage for terrorism. 4 hours
Army communique: Clashes in Tripoli injured 8 soldiers including a lieutenant and several civilians. Until the moment, the army is still raiding a number of suspicious places. 4 hours
LBCI: Ahmed Salmi Miqati is still alive and reports saying he passed away are not true. 4 hours
Pharaon: We should unite to safeguard sovereignty. 4 hours
Minister Michel Pharaon from the Bekaa: Autonomous security is useless. The area is not neglected. 4 hours
Lebanese surveillance planes flew over the old souks of Tripoli. 4 hours
NNA: The body of 50-year-old Elie Youssef al-Helou was found under his rented apartment in Jbeil. 4 hours
Mufti of Tripoli and the North Sheikh Malek al-Shaar to VDL (93.3): We ask all those who took defiant stances against the army to get back to their senses and show loyalty to their country. 5 hours
NNA: Nine soldiers were killed and four civilians in Tripoli's clashes. 5 hours
VDL(93.3): Civil Defense firefighters were able to extinguish a vehicle that caught fire in Adma. 5 hours
VDL (100.5): The army raided an area between Asoun and Sir in al- Dinneyeh after suspicious movements in the area. 5 hours
Al-Jadeed: A rocket hit the Old Serail in Tripoli as clashes intensified between the army and gunmen. 6 hours
A meeting is underway at the residence of Mufti Shaar in Tripoli in presence of ex-PM Miqati, ex-Minister Miqati and MP Kabbara. 6 hours
NNA: Four unknown masked assailants assaulted three men hunting in Sahel Terbol. 6 hours
MP Samir al-Jisr to VDL (100.5): Any committed assault should be treated strictly and within the law. 6 hours
Mufti of Tripoli and the North Malek al-Shaar: We decided to postpone the spiritual-political conference, which could possibly be better to preserve the safety of parties coming to Tripoli. 7 hours
LBCI: Clashes renewed between the army and a group of gunmen is Tripoli's markets. 8 hours
MTV: The clashes in Tripoli eased off as contacts are ongoing to contain the security degradation. 8 hours
Al-Nusra Front: The case of abducted soldiers and policemen became a political tool that the government is using to take the Lebanese into the abyss 8 hours
Al-Jadeed: An RPG exploded near an army APC in Tripoli's Bab al-Hadid, where clashes are ongoing with gunmen positioned between al-Dabbagha and Khan al-Khayyatin. 17 hours
National News Agency: Clashes between army troops and gunmen have spread to the jewellery market and the old serail. 17 hours
MTV: Clashes are underway between the army and gunmen in the vicinity of Tripoli's al-Nejmeh Square. 17 hours
LBCI: Tripoli's clashes have so far resulted in the death of a gunman and the wounding of six troops, including an officer of the rank of First Lieutenant. 17 hours
The army confirmed in an official statement that the scorched body in the raided Dinniyeh apartment was that of defected soldier Abdul Qader al-Akkoumi. 17 hours
MTV: An officer and two soldiers from the First Intervention Regiment were wounded in the clashes in Tripoli's souks. 18 hours
Security official to AFP: Five troops and several gunmen have been wounded in Tripoli's clashes while many armed men have been arrested. 18 hours
LBCI: DNA tests have proved that the scorched body in Dinniyeh's Asoun is that of defected soldier Abdul Qader al-Akkoumi. 18 hours
MTV: Gunmen entered the Syriac church in al-Zahriyeh's churches street and the army has encircled it. 18 hours
MTV: The sound of a shell explosion was heard during the clashes between the army and gunmen in Tripoli's old souks. 18 hours
MTV: Clashes have spread in Tripoli and sniper gunfire is targeting several neighborhoods. 18 hours
VDL (100.5): Clashes between the army and gunmen have escalated in Tripoli amid reports of casualties. 18 hours
Tripoli News Network: Two army troops were injured in the clashes with armed groups in Tripoli's old souks. 18 hours
MTV: An exchange of gunfire erupted between an army patrol and gunmen in the al-Souwaiqa-Khan al-Askar area in Tripoli. 19 hours
OTV: The army is clashing with gunmen in Wadi Hmeid in Arsal's outskirts. 19 hours
LBCI citing reports: A clash erupted between gunmen and an army patrol in the Tripoli area of Khan al-Askar. 19 hours
LBCI: The only negotiations channel that the government acknowledges is the Qatari channel. 19 hours
OTV: The army repelled an armed group that tried to infiltrate Arsal through Wadi Hmeid. 20 hours
Source to OTV: Any talk of a barter is rejected and the government has put a ceiling for the kidnappers' demands. No date has been set for the return of the Qatari envoy. 20 hours
Sources to OTV on the issue of captive troops: Hopes and wishes are something and implementation is something else. 20 hours
Al-Jadeed: Pierre Michel Pharaon has filed a slander lawsuit against MP Nicolas Fattoush before the public prosecution. 21 hours
National News Agency: A man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head from a hunting rifle inside his house in the town of Shhim. 21 hours
Information obtained by LBCI: The Beirut Bar Association has removed the name of MP Nicolas Fattoush from the list of lawyers. 21 hours
The Judicial Council issued an in absentia verdict against the fugitives Bilal al-Hawli, Mohammed Moussa and Munjed al-Fahham on charges of "conspiring against the state's security through contributing to Fatah al-Islam's crimes." 22 hours
Army chief General Jean Qahwaji arrived at the Grand Serail for talks with PM Tammam Salam. 22 hours
MTV: The army arrested a man from the Dinnawi family and another from the Salha family during a raid on their house in Tripoli's al-Mankoubin that involved an exchange of gunfire. 23 hours
LBCI: There are disputes among the groups holding the captive servicemen over the issue of limiting negotiations to the Qatari envoy. 23 hours
Beirut Bar Association: MP Nicolas Fattoush's insults against the head of the bar association and his violation of the law regulating the profession require taking the appropriate measures against him. 24 hours