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06-26-13
Beirut and Mount Lebanon will suffer from continued electricity rationing until Friday due to maintenance works on the Zahrani-Aramoun grid, Electricite du Liban announced in a statement released Tuesday. The grid was hit during heavy clashes over the past two days in the southern city of Sidon between gunmen of Sheikh Ahmad Assir and the Lebanese Army.

06-26-13
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri slammed Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun Tuesday for opposing the extension of Army commander Gen. Jean Kahwagis mandate, saying Aoun was not allowed to hold monopoly over national decisions.

06-26-13
ABRA, Lebanon: The Future Movement called on the military Tuesday to reject double standards by applying the same treatment to all armed groups as the Army pursued a controversial preacher who has fled to Tripoli, security sources told The Daily Star.

06-26-13
Rival factions may be prompted to make concessions that will accelerate the formation of a new Cabinet following the bloody clashes in Sidon, political sources said Tuesday.

06-25-13
SIDON, Lebanon: The violence that engulfed swathes of Sidon Monday transformed it into a battle zone, with sporadic but relentless gunfire echoing through largely empty streets, as the Army moved to

06-25-13
BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army is in pursuit of several gunmen involved in a gunbattle Tuesday in the southern Beirut suburb of Lailaki, a security source said.

06-25-13
TRIPOLI, Lebanon: City life was back to normal in Tripoli, north Lebanon, Tuesday, a day after armed men took to the streets in support of Salafist Sheikh Ahmad Assir's battle with the military near the southern city of Sidon.

06-25-13
Regional, international and local officials threw their weight Monday behind the Lebanese Army in its operation against radical sheikh Ahmad Assir in the southern city of Sidon.

06-25-13
ABRA, Lebanon: Lebanese troops raided apartments Tuesday searching for militants loyal to Salafist Sheikh Ahmad Assir in and around Sidon, south Lebanon, as life began to return to normal after two days of fierce gunbattles between the military and Assir fighters.

06-25-13
Sheikh Ahmad Assir fled a complex in a neighborhood of the southern city of Sidon Monday shortly before it was seized by the Lebanese Army, security sources said.

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