Geagea: Authorities Would Be Surrendering to Armed Groups if they Don't Arrest Borj Abi Haidar Culprits

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said on Wednesday that authorities would be giving up their role for armed parties if they don't arrest the suspects involved in clashes between Hizbullah and al-Ahbash earlier in the week.

"Judicial and security authorities should take necessary measures to arrest the gunmen who took part in the incidents no matter to which side they belong to," Geagea said. "Or else these authorities would be giving up their role for armed groups that appeared on Beirut streets."

No one has been arrested yet although hundreds of gunmen took to the streets of Borj Abi Haidar, the LF leader said.

Explaining to a visiting delegation about his defense strategy proposal at the last national dialogue session at Beiteddine palace, Geagea said: "If the other party does not adopt it, it means that it wants … to keep the country in a standstill."