Geagea: Borj Abi Haidar Clashes Part of Campaign to Target Hariri, Tribunal

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said the latest clashes between Hizbullah and al-Ahbash gunmen in Borj Abi Haidar were part of the organized campaign to weaken Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

The clashes were also aimed at targeting the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and the logic of justice, Geagea told al-Liwaa daily in remarks published Friday.

The LF leader vowed, however, to remain committed to justice.

He also urged Hariri and President Michel Suleiman to deal firmly with the gunmen involved in Tuesday's street battles.

Geagea defended the army against critics, saying "it is insulting to tell it that it is incapable of confronting some armed youth and rioters after it confronted (Israel) in Adeisseh."