|Title||Actors/Parties Involved||Description||Date of incident||Death toll||Number of Injured||Sources of Conflict||Security Incident Category|
|Israeli reconnaissance plane violates Lebanese airspace over southern localities||
NNA - An Israeli enemy reconnaissance plane violated on Saturday evening at 9.40 p.m. over the town of Rmeish, effectuating u-turn maneuvers over the southern localities, Riaq, Baalbek, Hermel, Metn, and Baabda, army command said in a communiqué.
The enemy plane then left the Lebanese airspace at 21.30 p.m. from above Rmeish, communiqué concluded.
|Saturday, May 14, 2016||0persons||0persons||Air Space Violation|
|1 arrested in Baabda on terrorist charges||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
NNA - The Directorate of Lebanese Army Guidance has issued on Saturday the following communiqué: In the wake of stringent security measures implemented by the army all over the country, Army Intelligence operatives have arrested in in Baabda, Ibrahim Mohammad Ezzeddine for belonging to a terrorist group and for supplying them with food and fuel.
|Tuesday, April 5, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention, Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling|
|Protest in Badaro||Lebanese Civilians||
On 19 Mar 16, at 1700hrs, a protest called for by the “Gathering of Lawyers & the Committee for Tenants” is scheduled to be held in front of the ALOF Pharmacy in Badaro Square to demand a stop to the new tenant law.
|Saturday, March 19, 2016||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Two Israeli reconnaissance planes circle over Lebanese regions||
An Israeli reconnaissance aircraft breached the national airspace at 7:20 a.m. on Saturday over the Southern town of al-Naqoura, circled over Beirut, Baabda, Metn, Riyaq, Baalbak and the South, and then left at 6:15 p.m. over the town of Alma el-Shaeb, an Army communiqué indicated.
|Saturday, September 19, 2015||0persons||0persons||Air Space Violation|
|Two Israeli warplanes violate Lebanese airspace (2)||
An Israeli warplane violated the Lebanese airspace at 10,05 and executed circular maneuvers over Beirut and its suburbs, Batroun, Cheka, Arz, Jbeil, Keserwan, Matn and Baabda, then left at 16,10 towards the occupied territories.
|Thursday, September 3, 2015||0persons||0persons||Air Space Violation|
|Army: Israeli flight over Lebanon||
A reconnaissance plane affiliated with the Israeli military violated, at 2:15 pm yesterday, the Lebanese airspace over Naqoura, and effectuated circular flights off Beirut, Metn, and Baabda, a communiqué by the army indicated on Friday.
|Friday, August 7, 2015||0persons||0persons||Air Space Violation|
|Israeli reconnaissance warplane violates Lebanese airspace||
An Israeli reconnaissance warplane violated on Thursday at 8;15 the Lebanese airspace and executed circular maneuvers over Beirut, Matn and Baabda, then left at 13;35 towards the occupied territories, the Army directorate said.
|Friday, August 7, 2015||0persons||0persons||Air Space Violation|
|Israeli drone violates Lebanese skies||
Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqué: "On Friday at 4:15 p.m., an Israeli drone violated Lebanese airspace from above the sea off Nakoura village, executed circular flight over Beirut, Metn and Baabda region; and then left on Saturday at 02:00 a.m. from above Nakoura village.
|Saturday, August 8, 2015||0persons||0persons||Air Space Violation|
|Israeli warplane violates Lebanese airspace||
An Israeli reconnaissance warplane violated on Wednesday at 6;50 the Lebanese airspace and executed circular maneuvers over Beirut, Maten and Baabda, then left at 18;00 towards the occupied territories, the Army directorate said.
|Thursday, July 30, 2015||0persons||0persons||Air Space Violation|
|Army: Bomb found near Lebanese University Campus in Hadath has been dismantle||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
A bomb which was found earlier near the Lebanese University Campus walls, weighing 300 grams of explosive material connected to electric cables, has been dismantled by military experts, a Lebanese Army Orientation Directorate communiqué disclosed Sunday.
|Sunday, November 30, 2014||0persons||0persons||Dismantlement of Explosives/Demining|
|Gen. François el-Hajj, Army chief of operations killed with his bodyguard in a car bomb in Baabda||Gen. François el-Hajj, Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
December 12, 2007: In Baabda, Mount Lebanon, Gen. François el-Hajj, Army chief of operations during the Nahr al-Bared conflict, was killed with his bodyguard in a car bomb attack.
|Wednesday, December 12, 2007||2persons||0persons||Assassination, Suicide Bombing/Car Bomb|
|Solidarity with Syrian refugees in Hadath||Syrian Civilians/Refugees||
Poster of solidarity posted around the area in solidarity with Syrian nationals and refugees.
"To our people in the areas of Hadath. Three soldiers have died: Mohammad Hanniyeh, Ali El Sayyed and Abbas Medlej.
The Lebanese government is the one responsible, let us blame it, and let it take all the responsibility! Enough with the aggression against Syrian refugees and Syrian workers!
The committee for the fight against sectarianism and racism."
Source: First-hand data collected by the Lebanon Support team.
|Monday, October 27, 2014||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Curfew restrictions on Syrian refugees in Wadi Shahrour||Syrian Civilians/Refugees||
The municipality of Wadi Shahrour put up a banner which says: "All foreigners are banned from movement within the town everyday between 8:30 pm and 5:30 am"
|Friday, June 7, 2013||0persons||0persons||Restrictions on Residents [inc. curfews]|
|Baabda town enacts illegal curfew on ‘foreigners’||Syrian Civilians/Refugees||
A municipality in Baabda appears determined to enforce a curfew on Syrian laborers, even though the step is illegal. Snapshots of banners announcing a curfew for “foreigners” between 8:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. in the town of Betshai-Mardasheh, located next to Baabda, were circulated on social media sites last week, provoking outrage among many who decried the clampdown as “racist.”
Interior Minister Marwan Charbel told LBCI over the weekend that the municipality was barred by law from passing resolutions that infringe on the authority of the state security forces, but has so far taken no action on the matter.
“The municipality cannot issue a curfew for anyone, be it a citizen or a non-citizen, not to mention that it is completely racist,” lawyer Karim Nammour said, describing Charbel’s equivocation regarding the enforcement of the law as “irresponsible.”
The banners were still strung across major thoroughfares of the town when The Daily Star visited Sunday and many residents expressed their support for the curfew.
Gaby Hobeika, 50, said it was necessary because of a rise in crime, which he blamed on Syrian laborers.
“They wrote ‘foreigners’ [on the announcement] because they don’t want to write Syrians, but the only foreigners here at night are Syrians,” he said. “It’s for security; it’s not because we don’t like Syrians. They are welcome in our homes, but at night, they are going out and making trouble, harassing girls; this is why there is a curfew.”
Betshai is a small, predominantly Christian village overlooking Beirut, the kind of place where everyone knows each other and the municipality is hidden away on the fourth floor of a nondescript apartment building, devoid of security presence on a Sunday.
According to locals, the recent influx of foreigners, particularly Syrians, who are either employed in local factories or fleeing rising rents in Beirut, has unsettled long-time residents.
Gaby Hobeika’s views were common among several people who spoke with The Daily Star. In fact, according to local residents, there has been a 10 p.m. curfew in place for some time.
“The first time we tried it there were still a lot of thefts and thuggery,” said Mazen Aramouni, 27, explaining the earlier curfew. “The workers at construction sites were being loud and quarrels broke out.”
The few Syrian workers who were out and about Sunday afternoon appeared wary of a reporter, but said they had no problem with the curfew.
“This is a normal step, any area can do it, no problem,” said a 17-year-old Syrian from Deir al-Zor who arrived just a few weeks ago.
“We went out after 8 p.m., and they told us ‘don’t go out,’” said the young man, who declined to give his name, while emphasizing he has not had any problems with the Lebanese in town, who he described as “nice.”
Fattouh Suleiman, 28, from Aleppo, has been working in Lebanon for years and is better off financially than many of his countrymen. Suleiman said he has not been affected by the curfew because he has a car, and the rule is only enforced for pedestrians.
“It’s fair, they are also protecting us as well,” he said of the curfew, but admitted that Syrians without a car have no option but to stay indoors at night. “The decision has been made and they can’t do anything about it. They [the municipality] won’t repeal it.”
According to Nay al-Rahi of the Antiracism Movement, the curfew is just one manifestation of a pervasive and hostile attitude toward Syrians that can be seen at the top levels of government as well as on the street.
“Aside from the fact that it’s illegal ... it’s completely unacceptable, but it’s all in line with this discourse that refugees and foreigners are basically the cause of all crimes and problems,” she said. “It’s not isolated, and it’s getting more aggressive.”
|Tuesday, February 25, 2014||0persons||0persons||Restrictions on Residents [inc. curfews]|
|Dany Chamoun, his wife, and his two sons were killed in their house by unidentified gunmen||National Liberal Partyc(PNL)||
October 21, 1990: In Mount Lebanon in Baabda, Dany Chamoun (the son of former president Camille Chamoun and head of the PNL), his wife, and his two sons were killed in their house by unidentified gunmen wearing military fatigues.
|Saturday, October 21, 1989||4persons||0persons||Assassination|
|14 high-ranking officers loyal to Aoun were abducted in Baabda||Syrian Armed Forces, Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
October 1990: In Baabda, 14 high-ranking officers loyal to Aoun were abducted. One was released and handed over to the Lebanese authorities. The other 13 were detained in various Syrian prisons.
|Monday, October 1, 1990 to Wednesday, October 31, 1990||0persons||0persons||Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]|
|240 prisoners were executed by Syrian forces and the pro-Damascus Christian militia headed by Elie Hobeika in Mount Lebanon||Syrian Armed Forces, Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
October 13–14, 1990: In Mount Lebanon, in the towns of Baabda, Dahr al-Wahsh, Bsous, Houmal, and Beit Mery, 240 prisoners, including civilians, were executed by Syrian forces and the pro-Damascus Christian militia headed by Elie Hobeika during and after the Syrian military assault on Aoun’s forces.
|Saturday, October 13, 1990 to Sunday, October 14, 1990||240persons||0persons||Murder, Raid, Unlawful Detention|
|73 soldiers taken prisoner were reportedly executed following their capture by Syrian troops in Baabda||Syrian Armed Forces, Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
October 13–14, 1990: In Baabda, Mount Lebanon, at least 30 soldiers taken prisoner were reportedly executed following their capture by Syrian troops. Amnesty International (AI) reports “Young men . . . partially stripped . . . hands tied behind their backs . . . shot in the head at close range. Another source mentions a hospital receiving the bodies of 73 Lebanese Army soldiers, all executed at close range with a bullet in the lower right side of the skull.
|Saturday, October 13, 1990 to Sunday, October 14, 1990||73persons||0persons||Assassination, Shooting|
|Shelling of residential neighborhoods of Hadath, Baabda, and Hazmieh||
January 8, 1987: Residential neighborhoods of Hadath, Baabda, and Hazmieh came under an intense round of shelling, which caused the death of at least seven civilians and the injury of 41.
|Thursday, January 8, 1987||7persons||41persons||Bombardment|
|Heavy shelling over Baabda, Metn, Achrafieh and Keserouan||
January 1, 1985: Heavy shelling took place over Kfarshima, Hadath, Baabda, Hazmieh, Fayadieh, Yarzeh, Arayya, Sin al-Fil, Dekwaneh, Ashrafieh, Jdeideh, Broummana, Beit Mery, Mansourieh, Ajaltun, Ballouneh, Klayaat, Aley, and Khaldeh, killing an unknown number of people.
|Tuesday, January 1, 1985||0persons||0persons||Bombardment|
|Assault on school bus transporting children in Kfarshima||
January 13, 1984: A school bus from the Antonine School in Baabda, in the eastern suburbs, was transporting children in Kfarshima when it came under gunfire. The driver was killed and between three and 15 children were wounded.
|Friday, January 13, 1984||1 person||15persons||Assault|
|PSP shelling over East Beirut and its suburbs||Progressive Socialist Party (PSP)||
August 10, 1983: PSP shelling over East Beirut and its suburbs, including Yarzeh, Jamhour, Mkalles, Baabda, and Mansourieh, killed 12 civilians and injured 25.
|Wednesday, August 10, 1983||12persons||25persons||Bombardment|
|Clashes between LF forces and PSP continue||
January 11, 1983: Fighting on the Hadath-Kfarshima-Baabda front between the LF and PSP led to the killing of four civilians and wounding of 15. By January 15, the fighting had expanded to cover other parts in the Northern Metn areas and Aley (Shanay, Sharun, al-Mansourieh, Bhamdoun, Btater, Kfarniss, Rishmayya, and Broummana).
|Tuesday, January 11, 1983 to Saturday, January 15, 1983||4persons||15persons||Clashes/Armed Conflict|
|LAA bombard presidential palace||Lebanese Arab Army (LAA)||
The LAA heavily bombarded the palace with 155-millimeter shells, forcing Frangieh to flee and relocate in Zouk Mikael, in the capital’s northern suburbs.
|Thursday, March 25, 1976||Bombardment|
|Demonstrations to protest the violence||
Demonstrations took place all over the country to protest the violence, namely in West Beirut, the southern and eastern suburbs, in Baabda, Hadath, Antounieh, Choueifat, Sin al- Fil, and Nabaa. Women demonstrated in Bourj Hamoud, Mar Mikhaël, Sed al-Bouchrieh, Jdeideh, Dora, as well as in the North and in the Beqaa. At least 40,000 people demonstrated in total.
|Saturday, October 25, 1975||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|