Hizbullah Leaves West Beirut After Beating Lebanese Government Challenge

[Bloomberg] Daniel Williams - Hizbullah, Lebanon's powerful Shiite Muslim party and militia, handed sections of Beirut to the Lebanese army Sunday after forcing pro-Western Prime Minister Fouad Siniora to abandon efforts to curb its military activities. Siniora had instructed the army to shut down Hizbullah's electronic surveillance operation at Beirut's international airport and a vast land-line telephone network it controlled. The military overturned the government's plans. By occupying parts of the Lebanese capital for five days, Hizbullah forced Siniora to back down.

2008-05-12 01:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive