June 24, 2013 – 15:40 AMT
According to Shahan Kandaharian, the situation is currently quiet in Beirut; however, violence is ongoing in the streets of Tripoli. The city’s Armenian population is unharmed, according to reports.
At least 12 people were killed in fierce clashes in the Lebanese city of Sidon on Sunday, June 23, between the army and followers of a Sunni Muslim cleric who have been caught up in sectarian fighting fuelled by the war in neighboring Syria.
Guns and rocket fire rattled the port city 40 km (28 miles) south of Beirut that has been on edge since violence erupted there last week between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslim fighters, at odds over the Syrian conflict.