LF Official Supervised Tayouneh Ambush: Correspondent

Al Mayadeen's correspondent to Beirut reported that a Lebanese Forces official supervised the ambush carried out today against peaceful demonstrators, leaving several martyred and dozens wounded.

  • Paramedics rushing to provide medical care for an victim injured during the Tayouneh ambush | AFP
    Paramedics rushing to provide medical care for a victim injured during the Tayouneh ambush (AFP)

Ground data indicates that the Tayouneh ambush was premeditated, Al Mayadeen's correspondent said. The Lebanese army is continuing patrols and combing operations in the area, and it possesses information on the perpetrators.

Calm was restored in Tayouneh, our corresponded reported. He also revealed that the building the snipers shot from was not residential, as it had offices.

Al Mayadeen's correspondent to Beirut reported that an official in the Lebanese Forces party was present at the location of the ambush on Wednesday, and he supervised the preparation of the ambush.

"The Lebanese army has identified several instigators and perpetrators to the ambush, and it is currently working on prosecuting them," our correspondent said.

The roads of Beirut are nearly empty currently in light of the mobilization of the Lebanese army.

The ambush left 6 martyred and 37 wounded, 4 of which are in critical condition, our correspondent reported.

The Lebanese Forces targeted protesters in the heart and chest, martyring them; most of those injured were shot in the neck and abdomen, according to our correspondent.