|Title||Actors/Parties Involved||Description||Date of incident||Death toll||Number of Injured||Sources of Conflict||Security Incident Category|
|Security Forces circulate picture of wanted person for killing crime||Lebanese Civilians, Judicial Police - ISF, Syrian Civilians/Refugees||
A patrol from Sidon Judicial Branch succeeded in arresting one of the two fugitives (R.A), of Lebanese nationality (born in 1992), that shot and murdered a Syrian man on the 18th of May on the airport highway. He confessed that he was driving the motorcycle when the killing crime took place and that he was with three other persons riding two motorcycles. He also acknowledged that his companion (M.SH) of the Lebanese nationality (born in 1995) who was riding the motorcycle behind him is the one who shot the fire at the victim, the communiqué said. The communiqué added that the investigations revealed that the fugitive is wanted from judiciary authorities over various crimes; accordingly and upon judicial authorities notice, the ISF General Directorate circulates his picture and asks who ever was attacked by him to attend Sidon judicial department premises in order to take the needed legal measures.
|Saturday, May 21, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Intelligence Gathering arrests Syrian national affiliated to Assir's group in Haret Saida||General Security, Syrian Civilians/Refugees||
Following an intense process of surveillance and tracking, a squad from the intelligence Gathering Branch at General Security has arrested a Syrian national affiliated to Ahmad Assir's gang in the neighborhood of Haret Saida, National News Agency correspondent said on Saturday.
The same reporter concluded that the 27 - year -old Syrian National has been already charged with an unspecified number of security offenses by the Government Commissioner at the Military Tribunal, Sami Sader.
|Saturday, May 21, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Blank explosive device found in Sidon||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
A blank explosive device was found on Sunday in Sidon wrapped with paper gifts and tied with a timer, a NNA field reporter said. The Lebanese Army rushed to the scene and dismantled the device.
|Sunday, May 22, 2016||0persons||0persons||Dismantlement of Explosives/Demining|
|Wanted person arrested in Saida||Palestinian Civilians/Refugees||
On 16 Apr 16, in Saida, the Lebanese Army Forces (LAF) arrested a Palestinian national wanted for shooting.
|Saturday, April 16, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Demonstration in Saida||Lebanese Civilians||
On 20 Apr 16, in Saida, around 50 women (Wives and mothers) of Islamist prisoners (Including notorious Sheikh Ahmad Al-Assir) protested outside Dar al-Fatwa demanding the release of their relatives. They criticized Dar al-Fatwa for not taking notice of the dire health situation Assir is facing in prison, saying that he should receive medical treatment at the Rihanieh military prison, where he is currently being held. Saida Mufti Sheikh Salim Soussan met with the women and called on security forces to take into consideration Assir’s worsening health situation.
|Wednesday, April 20, 2016||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Strike across the country||Lebanese Civilians||
نظم الأساتذة المتعاقدين اعتصاما مع حملة بدنا نحاسب امام وزارة التربية في الأونيسكو.
وأكد المعتصمين أن هذا اليوم الذي أضربنا فيه حسمت ساعات عمل المتعاقد وتوجهت بدائلها الى جيوب المسؤولين، مشيرين الى ان المتعاقد مهمل بكل حقوقه واليوم كل مكونات هذا البلد تتناساه لدرجة أن صارت الناس كلها واشعب كله يعتقد ان هذا المتعاقد ليس له حقوق.
ولفتوا الى اننا نزلنا لنريكم صورتنا المأساوية اننا نعيش خارج الحياة، فنحن مجردين من كل حقوقنا ونتذلل للوزراء ليعطونا اجرنا.
نفذت هيئة التنسيق النقابية اعتصاما أمام السراي الحكومي في بعلبك، طالبت فيه بإقرار سلسلة الرتب والرواتب وفتح مجلس النواب أمام الترشيح وحفظ حقوق الجميع.
وألقى عضو الهيئة الإدارية لرابطة التعليم الرسمي جعفر عساف كلمة دعا فيها لفتح مجلس النوب امام التشريع وإقرار سلسلة الرتب والرواتب وإدراج الحقوق مع حفظ حق كل مكون من هيئة التنسيق.
وألقى مندوب رابطة التعليم القانوني في البقاع الياس الهاشم كلمة دعا فيها الى فتح مجلس النواب أمام التشريع ووضع سلسلة الرتب والرواتب على جدول أعماله وعدم التنازل عن حقوق المعلمين والموظفين.
وألقت رئيسة نقابة المعلمين في بعلبك الهرمل الدكتورة عبير طه، أكدت عدم السكوت عن الحق حتى انتزاعه والى إقرار سلسلة الرتب والرواتب لجميع القطاعات وحقوق المعلمين المتقاعدين بعد سن الرابعة والستين والتساوي مع باقي القطاعات، وشددت على الحاجة للتشريع النيابي في هذا المجال وإقرار الحقوق.
إعتصم اساتذة التعليم الثانوي وموظفو القطاع العام، تلبية لدعوة هيئة التنسيق النقابية، امام سراي زحلة، في حضور رئيس رابطة التعليم الثانوي عدنان ابو زيد ورؤساء الدوائر مطالبين مجلس النواب بإقرار سلسلة الرتب والرواتب.
|Tuesday, April 26, 2016||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|4 Syrian arrested in Saida||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), Syrian Civilians/Refugees||
وطنية - صدر عن قيادة الجيش - مديرية التوجيه، البيان الآتي: "أوقفت قوى الجيش في منطقة صيدا، 4 أشخاص من التابعية السورية، لقيام أحدهم وهو المدعو علي محسن الجرابعة بتصوير أحد مراكز الجيش في المنطقة، ولتجولهم داخل الأراضي اللبنانية بطريقة غير شرعية.
|Monday, April 25, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Palestinian arrested in Sidon for being suspected as belonging to Assir group||Lebanese Military Intelligence, Palestinian Civilians/Refugees||
NNA - NNA field reporter in Sidon on Tuesday said that the Lebanese Army intelligence arrested today Palestinian Abdel Aziz Sh. who works at a mobile phone shop in Sidon for being suspected as belonging to Ahmad Assir's group.
It is worth mentioning that Abdel Abdel Aziz is a partner to Lebanese arrestee Rami Habli who was arrested yesterday by the intelligence in the same place.
|Tuesday, April 26, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Al Assir supporter arrested in Sidon||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), Lebanese Civilians||
NNA - The Lebanese Army Intelligence forces arrested on Monday Lebanese Rami H. in Sidon who is a supporter of the detained Salafist Sheikh Ahmad al Assir, our correspondent reported. http://nna-leb.gov.lb/en/show-news/60508/Al-Assir-supporter-arrested-in-...
|Monday, April 25, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|8 people arrested in Saida||ISF Intelligence Branch, Lebanese Civilians, Palestinian Civilians/Refugees||
أفادت معلومات صحفية أن شعبة المعلومات أوقفت في مدينة صيدا، عصابة اتجار وتعاطي مخدرات، مؤلفة من ثمانية أشخاص.
|Monday, April 11, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention, Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling|
|1 Palestinian arrested in Saida||ISF(internal security forces)||
افاد مراسل "النشرة" في صيدا ان دورية من مفرزة استقصاء الجنوب اوقفت الفلسطيني بشير د. عند تقاطع ايليا في مدينة صيدا وهو مطلوب بخلاصة حكم سنة وشهر بجرم اسلحة اضافة الى مذكرة توقيف بجرم محاولة قتل وتخريب سيارة.
|Monday, April 11, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Arrest of a person in Saida||ISF Intelligence Branch||
On 04 Apr 16, ISF managed to arrest a person wanted for break-in and robbery.
|Monday, April 4, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|The arrest of a citizen in Saida who assaulted citizens||ISF Intelligence Branch, Lebanese Civilians||
On 05 Apr 16, Information Branch of the Internal Security Forces arrested in Saida a Lebanese man for assaulting citizens and robbery.
|Tuesday, April 5, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Assir related demonstration in Saida||Lebanese Civilians||
On 08 Apr 16, in Saida, friends and families of Islamist prisoners (Around 300 persons) held a demonstration near Zaatari Mosque, to call for their release and for militant Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir to be transferred to Roumieh Prison.
|Friday, April 8, 2016||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Gathering in front of UNRWA Saida||Palestinian Civilians/Refugees, UNRWA||
On 28 Mar 16, at around 1000hrs, in Saida, a gathering is scheduled to be held in Al Sabbagh neighborhood, in front of UNRWA Bus station, to protest the agency’s new health policy.
|Monday, March 28, 2016||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Sit-in outside UNRWA Lebanon Field Office||Palestinian Civilians/Refugees, UNRWA||
On 29 Mar 16, a small number of demonstrators blocked both entrances to UNRWA Lebanon Field Office in Bir Hassan-Beirut and denied access for UNRWA staff members or vehicles.
|Tuesday, March 29, 2016||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Syrian arrested in Saida for weapons' circulation||ISF(internal security forces), Palestinian Civilians/Refugees||
وطنية - افادت مندوبة الوكالة الوطنية للاعلام في صيدا ايمان سلامة ان دورية من مفرزة استقصاء الجنوب، اوقفت الفلسطيني (ربيع ر.) مواليد 1978 في شارع دلاعة في مدينة صيدا.
والموقوف مطلوب بخلاصة حكم صادرة عن المحكمة العسكرية بالحبس سنة وشهر بجرم نقل اسلحة وذخائر حربية.
وسلم الموقوف الى مخفر صيدا القديمة لاستكمال التحقيق معه قبل احالته للقضاء المختص.
|Saturday, March 26, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arms Storage/Smuggling, Arrest/Detention|
|Arrest of 3 persons in Saida||Internal Security Forces (ISF), Lebanese Civilians||
On 21 Mar 16, number of supporters of the Popular Organization of Nazareth searched waste trucks on the seaside promenade in Saida that were heading to the treatment plant in Saida, leading to the interference of internal security forces. The supporters threw stones towards the ISF patrol which lead to the arrest of 3 persons.
|Monday, March 21, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention, Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Palestinian arrested in Saida||Palestinian Civilians/Refugees, ISF(internal security forces)||
وطنية - افادت مندوبة "الوكالة الوطنية للاعلام" في صيدا حنان نداف ان قوة من فرع المعلومات اوقفت في محيط سراي صيدا الحكومي الفلسطيني سرحان س. المطلوب بموجب خلاصة حكم بجرم اطلاق نار. واحيل الموقوف على القضاء المختص.
|Saturday, February 27, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Stepdad murders 2-year-old child in south Lebanon||Syrian Civilians/Refugees, Palestinian Civilians/Refugees, ISF(internal security forces)||
A 24-year-old stepdad was detained along with his Syrian wife on suspicion of murdering her two-year-old toddler in the southern port city of Sidon, Internal Security Forces announced overnight. ISF said in a statement that Youssef A., a Syrian child, was brutally beaten by his Palestinian stepdad, Y.M., and then buried in a cemetery in the town of Ghazieh. ISF's Information Branch accompanied by Maghdoushe police later arrested the 28-year-old mother, a Syrian national identified by her initials N.Q., on suspicion of murder. No further details were given, but an investigation is underway to unveil the circumstances of the alleged crime. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2016/Feb-24/338958-stepdad...
|Tuesday, February 23, 2016||1 person||0persons||Murder|
|Arrest of 1 in Saida||ISF(internal security forces)||
وطنية - صيدا - أفادت مندوبة "الوكالة الوطنية للاعلام" حنان نداف، أن قوة من مفرزة استقصاء الجنوب، تمكنت من توقيف المدعو ذ.ع. عند مستديرة السراي الحكومي في صيدا، وهو مطلوب بموجب 12 مذكرة توقيف و3 خلاصات أحكام بجرم إعطاء شيكات من دون رصيد.
واحيل الموقوف الى القضاء المختص. http://nna-leb.gov.lb/ar/show-news/203305/
|Thursday, January 28, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Palestinian arrested in S. Lebanon for trying to hypnotize woman||Palestinian Civilians/Refugees, ISF(internal security forces)||
A Palestinian national who tried to hypnotize a woman working at a travel agency in a southern Lebanon city Thursday was later arrested by police after he tried to escape, a security source told The Daily Star.
|Friday, January 29, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|1 arrested for stealing food in Saida||ISF(internal security forces)||
وطنية - صيدا - أفاد مندوب "الوكالة الوطنية للاعلام" شربل نجم، أن دوريه من فرع المعلومات في صيدا أوقفت المدعو ع.م (20 عاما)، وذلك خلال قيامه بسرقة مواد غذائية من فان في شارع دلاعة. http://nna-leb.gov.lb/ar/show-news/201870/
|Tuesday, January 19, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Thief arrested in Saida||ISF(internal security forces)||
On 19 Jan 16, ISF managed to arrest a person wanted for several thefts in Saida area.
|Tuesday, January 19, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Minors arrested for stealing cars in Sidon||Lebanese Civilians, Palestinian Civilians/Refugees, Syrian Civilians/Refugees, ISF(internal security forces)||
وطنية - صدر عن المديرية العامة لقوى الأمن الداخلي - شعبة العلاقات العامة البلاغ التالي: "أقدم مجهولون في الآونة الأخيرة على سرقة سيارات عدة من مناطق مختلفة في مدينة صيدا، ثم تركها لاحقا مركونة في مناطق أخرى.
ونتيجة للتحريات والإستقصاءات المكثفة تمكنت مفرزة إستقصاء الجنوب في وحدة الدرك الإقليمي من توقيف الفاعلين، وهم مجموعة من القاصرين: ع.إ.(مواليد عام 1999، لبناني)، ح.أ.(مواليد عام 2001، فلسطيني سوري)، م.ع.(مواليد عام 2000، فلسطيني)، ع.ح.(مواليد عام 2002، فلسطيني)، ر.م. (مواليد عام 1999، لبناني)، ح.م. (مواليد عام 2002، لبناني).
وبالتحقيق معهم بحضور مندوبة حماية الأحداث، إعترفوا بإقدامهم على سرقة سبع سيارات بهدف قيادتها والتسكع بها، ومن ثم تركها في مكانها عندما يفرغ خزانها من الوقود.
وضبط بحوزتهم كمية من المفاتيح وقناعين لون أسود. وأحيلوا جميعا إلى مكتب مكافحة جرائم السرقات الدولية في وحدة الشرطة القضائية، للتوسع بالتحقيق معهم بناء على إشارة القضاء المختص".
|Thursday, January 7, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Two arrested over social media spat||Lebanese Civilians, ISF(internal security forces)||
Two Lebanese were arrested in the southern city of Sidon over the weekend for offending local community members and sheikhs on social media, the local state-run news agency announced Sunday.
|Monday, January 11, 2016||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Arrest of man wanted for fraud and theft||ISF Intelligence Branch||
وطنية - صدر عن المديرية العامة لقوى الأمن الداخلي ـ شعبة العلاقات العامة البلاغ التالي: "نتيجة للمتابعة والرصد تمكنت دورية من شعبة المعلومات بتاريخ 09/12/2015 وفي بلدة أنصار الجنوبية من توقيف المدعو: ع.ع. (مواليد عام 1982، مكتوم القيد) على متن سيارة نوع BMW لون فضي للاشتباه بقيامه بسلب مواطنين وسرقة آخرين بطرق إحتيالية.
بالتحقيق معه من قبل مفرزة صيدا القضائية في وحدة الشرطة القضائية إعترف بما نسب إليه، وأنه أقدم على هذه الأعمال بالإشتراك مع آخر (العمل جار لتوقيفه) وأن أعمالهما طالت عشرات الضحايا في مناطق مختلفة من محافظة الجنوب.
لذلك تعمم المديرية العامة لقوى الأمن الداخلي بناء على إشارة القضاء المختص صورته، وتطلب من الذين وقعوا ضحية أعماله وتعرفوا اليه، الحضور إلى مركز المفرزة المذكورة، الكائن في حارة صيدا - تلة مار الياس، أو الإتصال على أحد الأرقام التالية: 754308/07 - 754309/07، تمهيدا لإتخاذ الإجراءات القانونية اللازمة". http://nna-leb.gov.lb/ar/show-news/195840/
|Saturday, December 12, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|2 arrested for forging illegal European documentation||Palestinian Civilians/Refugees, Syrian Civilians/Refugees, State Security||
وطنية - صيدا - أوقفت المديرية الاقليمية لأمن الدولة في الجنوب وبناء لاشارة النائب العام الاستئنافي في الجنوب القاضي رئيف رمضان، كلا من الفلسطيني السوري (ر.أ) والفلسطيني السوري (م.ج) بالاضافة الى تعميم بلاغات بحث وتحري بحق آخرين، وذلك على خلفية تورطهم للاستحصال والترويج لاقامات اوروبية مزورة وبيعها والاتجار بها في لبنان.
وقد سلم الموقوفون مع المضبوطات إلى النيابة العامة الاستئنافية في الجنوب. http://nna-leb.gov.lb/ar/show-news/188907/
|Thursday, November 5, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention, Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling|
|Maid robs family||Lebanese Civilians, ISF(internal security forces)||
وطنية - افادت مندوبة "الوكالة الوطنية للاعلام" حنان نداف عن تعرض ليل امس منزل المهندس اسامة البطش في الشرحبيل شمالي شرق صيدا للسرقة من قبل خادمته الكينية التي تعمل لديه من نحو اربعة اشهر، وقد عثر على خزنته الحديدية مخلوعة وقد سرقت منها مبلغ 13 الف دولار اميركي، وكانت قد استغلت عدم وجود العائلة في المنزل وعملت على خلع الخزنة وسرقة المبلغ المال اضافة الى اوراق اقامتها وجواز سفرها ومن ثم هربت، وقد حضرت القوى الامنية وفتحت تحقيقا بالحادث لتوقيفها بعد تعميم صورتها. http://nna-leb.gov.lb/ar/show-news/189053/
|Friday, November 6, 2015||0persons||0persons||Robbery/Trespassing|
|Robbery of Candy Store in Saida||ISF(internal security forces)||
وطنية - صيدا - افادت مندوبة "الوكالة الوطنية للاعلام" حنان نداف ان مجهولين اقدموا ليلا على اقتحام مؤسسة لبيع السكاكر تعود لاحمد خليل عواضة على طريق الحسبة جنوبي صيدا ودخلوها بواسطة الكسر والخلع وتمكنوا من سرقة مبلغ 6000 دولار اميركي وآلة تسجيل عائدة لكاميرا المراقبة ..
حضر الى المكان عناصر من قوى الامن الداخلي والادلة الجنائية وتولى مخفر صيدا الجديدة التحقيق في الحادثة.
|Wednesday, November 25, 2015||0persons||0persons||Robbery/Trespassing|
|Suicide Vest, Bomb-Making Material Found in Garbage in Sidon||ISF(internal security forces)||
A suicide vest, bomb-making material and a tactical vest were found Thursday during garbage sorting in the southern city of Sidon, media reports said.
|Thursday, November 19, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arms Storage/Smuggling|
|Palestinian arrested in Saida for multiple crimes||ISF(internal security forces), Palestinian Civilians/Refugees||
وطنية - أفاد المندوب الأمني للوكالة الوطنية للاعلام الياس شاهين أن مفرزة استقصاء الجنوب في قوى الأمن الداخلي أوقفت عند دوار الأميركان في صيدا الفلسطيني ب.ي. بعد رصد استمر قرابة الشهر.
ويعقوب مطلوب بجملة خلاصات أحكام وسرقات موصوفة، وقد اقتيد الى مبنى المفرزة، وبناء على طلب النيابة العامة سيصار الى تنفيذ ما سطر في حقه. http://nna-leb.gov.lb/ar/show-news/189727/
|Tuesday, November 10, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Sidon Personal Dispute Escalates into Armed Clash||Lebanese Civilians||
A personal dispute escalated into an armed clash Sunday in Sidon's Villas area, state-run National News Agency reported.
|Sunday, October 18, 2015||0persons||3persons||Brawl/Dispute, Shooting|
|One Assir supporter hands himself over to army in Sidon||Lebanese Civilians||
National News Agency correspondent on Thursday reported that Haytham H., a supporter of Ahmad al-Assir, today handed himself over to the army Intelligence in Sidon. http://nna-leb.gov.lb/en/show-news/51205/One-Assir-supporter-hands-himse...
|Thursday, October 15, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Man wanted over Abra clashes turns self in||Lebanese Civilians, Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
A man suspected of involvement in the 2013 south Lebanon clashes turned himself in to the Lebanese Army Thursday, a security source said.
|Friday, October 16, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Islamist arrested in Saida||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
وطنية - صيدا - أفاد مندوب "الوكالة الوطنية للاعلام" عفيف محمودي أن مخابرات الجيش أوقفت في صيدا اليوم، المدعو شراع ضرار بدر وهو شقيق المتشدد الاسلامي بلال بدر، احد اهم المطلوبين في مخيم عين الحلوة.
|Tuesday, October 13, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|3 arrested in Saida on charges of theft||Lebanese Civilians, State Security||
وطنية - افاد مندوب الوكالة الوطنية للاعلام في صيدا عفيف محمودي ان دورية من امن الدولة الاقليمية في الجنوب اوقفت ثلاثة مواطنين بتهمة سرقة اجهزة خلوية وتم تسليمهم الى المراجع القضائية المختصة.
|Saturday, October 10, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention, Robbery/Trespassing|
|Army: Two Lebanese detained in Saida||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), Lebanese Civilians||
A patrol affiliated by Army Intelligence Directorate in Saida region in the south arrested the two Lebanese Mohammad Ahmad Said Hankir and Ibrahim Khalil Salim over shooting fire at a patrol of the Interior Security Forces, a communiqué by the Army said on Thursday.
|Thursday, October 8, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Wanted persons arrested in Saida||Lebanese Civilians, ISF(internal security forces)||
On 06 Oct 15, in Saida, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested two (2) Lebanese nationals wanted for committing thefts.
|Tuesday, October 6, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Blast at south Lebanon recycling plant, no casualties||Lebanese Civilians||
An explosion occurred inside a recycling plant in the southern city of Sidon Monday, causing no casualties, a security source said.
|Tuesday, October 6, 2015||0persons||0persons||Explosion|
|Two young sisters drown off Sidon coast||Lebanese Civilians||
Security forces Tuesday recovered the bodies of two young Syrian sisters who drowned while swimming in the mouth of a south Lebanon river when a strong wave pulled them into the sea. The victims were identified as 8-year-old Rama al-Aly and her 12-year-old sister Raghed.
|Tuesday, September 29, 2015||2persons||0persons||Personal Accident [inc. drowning, suicide...]|
|ISF seizes weapons in depot belonging to one of Assir groups in Sidon||ISF(internal security forces), Lebanese Civilians||
After thorough, intensive monitoring process of terrorist networks, a unit of the Internal Security Forces Information Branch managed to locate a depot of weapons and explosives belonging to one of al-Assir groups in the neighborhood of al-Bustan al Kabeer in Sidon, ISF Directorate General said in a communiqué on Tuesday.
|Tuesday, September 29, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arms Storage/Smuggling, Raid|
|Man Arrested for Fighting with Army in 2013 Abra Battles||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), Lebanese Civilians||
The Lebanese army said it has arrested a man suspected of involvement in clashes with the military in a suburb of the southern city of Sidon two years ago.
|Saturday, September 19, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Raids in Chakryeh - Saida||ISF(internal security forces)||
On 29 Sep 15, in Chakryeh – Saida, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) conducted raids and arrested a wanted person.
|Tuesday, September 29, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention, Raid|
|Bangladeshi nationals arrested in Saida||General Security, Bangladesh nationals||
On 21 Sep 15, in Saida, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested eleven Bangladeshi nationals for illegally entering the country.
|Monday, September 21, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention, Raid|
|Wanted person arrested in Saida||ISF(internal security forces)||
On 17 Sep 15, in Saida, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested a person wanted for committing thefts.
|Thursday, September 17, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Sniper fire terrorizes Sidon neighbourhoods after bloody night||Armed militants, Palestinian Civilians/Refugees||
NNA field correspondent to the southern city of Sidon reported that at around 8 a.m. on Sunday the neighbourhoods of Baasiry and Njassa fell under heavy sniper fire which did not spare Martyrs' Square as well as the roads and building facing Ayn el Helwe Camp. Despite a ceasefire agreement reached during the night, intermittent clashes continued well into the night between Fatah Movement and Jound el Sham. RPGs and grenades were used in the fighting, while sniper fire cut off most of the roads of the Palestinian refugee camp. The clashes left three dead and 20 injured people in critical condition. Fires ravaged through homes and cars and properties were left damaged. Many Palestinians were forced to go into the city of Sidon. Even the Lebanese Armed Forces were not spared, as fires targeted their posts at the entrances of the Camp. The LAF retaliated to the source of fire.
|Sunday, August 23, 2015||3persons||20persons||Clashes/Armed Conflict|
|Demonstration in Saida||Lebanese Civilians||
On 27 Aug 15, at 1915hrs, in Saida, citizens demonstrated in Nejmeh Square in support of the protestors in Downtown – Beirut.
|Thursday, August 27, 2015||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Palestinian arrested in Sidon for connection to terrorist groups||ISF Intelligence Branch, Palestinian Civilians/Refugees||
National News Agency correspondent on Tuesday reported that the Information Department today arrested Palestinian A.H. for connection to and communication with terrorist and fundamentalist organizations
|Tuesday, August 25, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Sniper Fire Renews in Sidon, Night Clashes Kill 3 and Injure 20||Fatah, jund al-Sham, Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
everal neighborhoods in the southern city of Sidon, including al-Baassiri and al-Njasa neighborhoods, went under prolific sniper early on Sunday despite a cease-fire agreement overnight between the clashing parties.
The overnight clashes, which left 3 dead and 20 wounded, led to the outbreak of fires in homes and damage to properties and cars and had forced many Palestinians to flee to the city of Sidon. Despite the agreement that was reached overnight in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh between the Islamist Jund al-Sham group and the secular Fatah Movement, intermitted gunfire continued until midnight and it included hand grenades and sniper fire that forced the closure of a number of roads leading to the camp.The Lebanese army positions on the entrance of the camps were hit by the clashes and had therefore replied to the source of fire and fortified its presence and enhanced security measures. Although contacts between the Lebanese and Palestinian factions led to a cease-fire agreement, but they failed to keep it going.
|Sunday, August 23, 2015||3persons||20persons||Clashes/Armed Conflict|
|LAF carries out raids in search of drug dealers in Sidon||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) raided on Saturday several locations in old Sidon in search of persons wanted for drug related charges.
|Monday, August 24, 2015||0persons||0persons||Raid|
|Security forces raid Sidon homes after Assir confessions||General Security, Lebanese Civilians, Palestinian Civilians/Refugees||
General Security officers raided three houses in the southern city of Sidon Wednesday using information gathered during interrogations of radical preacher Ahmad al-Assir.
The raids targeted the house of Khaled Awzaar, who was arrested Tuesday, and two other homes in the southern coastal city where the preacher was based.
One of the two other houses, located in the Old Sidon area, belongs to Fuad Abu Ghazala, a Palestinian Assir loyalist.
The confessions of Assir, who was arrested Saturday by General Security at Beirut airport on his way to Nigeria, have so far led to the arrest of at least five people.
|Thursday, August 20, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Al-Asir supporter arrested in Saida||Lebanese Civilians, ISF(internal security forces)||
On 18 Aug 15, the ISF managed to arrest a supporter of Sheikh Ahmed Al-Asir, Khaled I. in Wastani area, Saida. His house was also searched.
|Tuesday, August 18, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Suspected al-Asir Supporters Arrested in Sidon||General Security||
General Security officers arrested on Monday a supporter of Ahmed al-Asir during a raid in the southern city of Sidon. The state-run National News Agency said H.R. was apprehended by the Information Branch of the General Security during an early morning raid on an electronics shop.
|Monday, August 17, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Palestinian boy arrested for blocking Saida road to traffic||Palestinian Civilians/Refugees||
A Palestinian boy has been arrested by Security Forces upon blocking the main Sida highway to traffic at the roundabout of maksar al-Abed, NNA field reporters confirmed today.
|Saturday, August 15, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Supporter of Al Assir arrested in Saida||ISF(internal security forces), Palestinian Civilians/Refugees||
On 15 Aug 15, at 2019hrs, in Saida, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested a Palestinian national (Ahmad Abed El Majid) wanted for belonging to Al Assir group.
|Saturday, August 15, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Two Syrian girls drown in perilous Sidon waters||Syrian Civilians/Refugees, Civil Defense||
: In the midst of a blistering heat wave Thursday the Syrian Zeineddine family headed to Sidon’s coast to cool off in the public beach. The trip would prove to be disastrous. Many Syrian refugees, who typically hail from landlocked areas, cannot swim. But their children often brave the waves. Tragedy struck when two girls from the Zeineddine family, Tabarak and Hanan, aged 10 and 13 respectively, drowned along Sidon’s coast while on an outing with their parents. Rescue teams affiliated with Sidon’s municipality as well as Civil Defense teams rushed to the scene. Working together, they found Tabarak and Hanan and pulled their bodies from the waters.
|Friday, August 14, 2015||0persons||0persons||Personal Accident [inc. drowning, suicide...]|
|Sweaty south Lebanon residents decry water cuts||Lebanese Civilians||
Dozens of hot and sweaty protesters tried to storm into the South Lebanon Water Authority Monday over water cuts but were blocked by security forces.
|Monday, August 3, 2015||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Two wanted persons arrested in Saida||ISF(internal security forces), Syrian Civilians/Refugees||
On 22 July 15, in Saida, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested two (2) persons wanted for assaulting a Syrian national.
|Wednesday, July 22, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Four persons arrested in Saida||ISF(internal security forces), Lebanese Civilians||
On 22 July 15, in Saida, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested four (4) Lebanese nationals wanted for committing thefts and drug trafficking.
|Wednesday, July 22, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|3 wounded in a wedding in Saida||Lebanese Red Cross/Crescent||
On 20 July 15, a personal dispute erupted in a wedding in the restaurant at the eastern freeway near the Palace of Justice in Saida between the number of guests and the restaurant staff on the background of the introduction of alcoholic beverages to the ceremony, wounding three people, one of them was seriously injured in the head. Red Cross elements have arrived to the scene and worked to transport the injured to the hospital, while ISF attended the scene and opened an investigation into the incident.
|Monday, July 20, 2015||0persons||3persons||Brawl/Dispute|
|Two persons arrested in Saida for theft||ISF Intelligence Branch||
On 16 July 15, media reported that ISF intelligence branch managed to arrest two persons wanted for theft in Saida.
|Thursday, July 16, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|General Security arrest terrorist in Jinsnaya, Saida||General Security, Syrian Civilians/Refugees||
On 08 Jul 15, the General Security Forces arrested a Syrian National in Jinsnaya-Saida for belonging to an armed terrorist organization.
|Wednesday, July 8, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Individual injured after dispute in Saida||ISF(internal security forces)||
On 26 June 15, an individual dispute took a turn for the worse as a fire exchange broke out and resulted the injury of one person. Immediately, the security forces rushed to the scene and pursued those who opened fire.
|Friday, June 26, 2015||0persons||1 person||Brawl/Dispute, Shooting|
|Palestinian national arrested in Saida||Palestinian Civilians/Refugees, ISF(internal security forces)||
On 25 June 15, in Saida, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested a Palestinian national wanted for participating in the deadly five-hour battle in Ain al-Hilweh last week. The detainee is a member of Fatah and is wanted for several arrest warrants.
|Thursday, June 25, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Two Israeli warplanes violate Lebanon's airspace||
NNA - An Israeli reconnaissance warplane violated on Tuesday at 8;30 the Lebanese airspace and executed circular maneuvers over the West Bekaa, then left at 19;15 towards the occupied territories, the Army said in a statement.
|Wednesday, June 24, 2015||0persons||0persons||Air Space Violation|
|Security forces car burned at dawn in Sidon||
NNA - A number of young men attacked at dawn a car belonging to the internal security forces on the eastern highway to the city of Sidon, as reported by the NNA correspondent.
|Monday, June 22, 2015||0persons||0persons||Fire|
|Wanted persons arrested in Saida||ISF(internal security forces)||
In Saida, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) conducted raids and arrested thirteen (13) persons wanted for drug trafficking.
|Tuesday, June 16, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Wanted person arrested in Saida||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
On 10 June 15, in Saida, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested a Lebanese national wanted for shooting towards LAF members.
|Wednesday, June 10, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Demonstration in Saida||
In Saida, citizens gathered and demonstrated in front of the main water facility to demand better water delivery.
|Saturday, June 6, 2015||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Gang arrested in Saida||ISF(internal security forces)||
On 23 May 15, in Saida, the Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested a gang (Two (2) men, a woman and a child) for committing thefts in the area.
|Saturday, May 23, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Man arrested in Saida||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
On 22 May 15, the Lebanese Armed Forces arrested a supporter of Sheikh Ahmed Al Assir in Saida-South Lebanon. The LAF had previously raided his house in Taamir, Ain El Helweh.
|Friday, May 22, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Two (2) wanted persons arrested in Saida||Lebanese Civilians, Palestinian Civilians/Refugees, ISF(internal security forces)||
On 16 May 15, in Saida, the security forces arrested two (2) persons (Lebanese and Palestinian nationals) wanted for committing burglaries.
|Saturday, May 16, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Burglary in Saida||
On 15 May 15, in Saida, unidentified persons broke into a company owned by a Lebanese national and stole items and money.
|Friday, May 15, 2015||0persons||0persons||Robbery/Trespassing|
|Robbery of two stores in Saida||
On 14 May 15, Unidentified persons stole two clothing stores in Saida. Security forces attended the area and opened an investigation and worked on monitoring surveillance cameras located inside and outside of the 2 shops.
|Thursday, May 14, 2015||0persons||0persons||Robbery/Trespassing|
|Army arrests shooting suspects, illegal residents in Saida||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
On 14 May 15, the Lebanese army arrested several people suspected of opening fire and attempting to escape from a military patrol in the southern city of Saida. The unit apprehended the four citizens and three Palestinians in the area of al-Taamir. The detainees were referred to the involved authorities to take the appropriate measures against them.
|Thursday, May 14, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Saida vandals’ burn billboards praising Saudi king||
On 11 May 15, vandals overnight hurled Molotov cocktails at billboards bearing the faces of members of the Saudi ruling family, in the second incident of its kind since the Future Movement-sponsored posters went up Saturday. Other billboards had been torn down and defaced in Saida Sunday.
|Monday, May 11, 2015||0persons||0persons||Explosion|
|Carbide chemicals exploded in Saida||
On 08 May 15, in Saida, an explosion was heard and turned out to be caused by Carbide chemicals in a car repair garage. No injuries reported.
|Friday, May 8, 2015||0persons||0persons||Explosion, Personal Accident [inc. drowning, suicide...]|
|Fire erupts in Ouzaii compound for Displaced Syrians in Saida||Syrian Civilians/Refugees, Civil Defense||
NNA - A fire burst out in Al-Ouzaii Compound for Displaced Syrians in north Saida, National News Agency correspondent reported on Thursday, adding that fire fighters and Civil Defense members are working to contain it.
|Thursday, May 7, 2015||0persons||1 person||Fire|
|“Joyous Laboring” March in Saida||
On 03 May 15,at 1030hrs, the Populist Democratic Party, is organizing a " Joyous Laboring March" (Farah Al Kadihin ) on WORKERS' Day ,departure will be at the Industrial City in Saida; Finishing line will be at Saida Old Souk's at 1230hrs.
|Sunday, May 3, 2015||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Wanted person arrested in Saida||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
On 30 Apr 15, in Saida, Lebanese Army Forces arrested a person wanted for having links to fugitive Sheikh Ahmad Assir.
|Thursday, April 30, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Army intelligence raided the home of a supporter of Ahmad Al Assir in Sharhabeel-Saida||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
On 29 Apr 15, the technical branch in the military intelligence in Beirut raided the apartment of a supporter of Ahmad Al Assir in Sharhabeel-Saida whom has been arrested since a period of time.
|Wednesday, April 29, 2015||0persons||0persons||Raid|
|Saida Hospital staff closed the doors of the hospital, demanding payment of their salaries||Lebanese Civilians||
On 28 Apr 15, Saida Governmental Hospital staff closed the hospital gates for the second consecutive day, demanding their wages owed two months ago.
|Tuesday, April 28, 2015||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Security forces conducting search patrols and setting up checkpoints in Saida||ISF(internal security forces)||
On 28 Apr 15, ISF carried out search patrols in the early morning in the main and side streets in the city of Saida, and settled up checkpoints where vehicles and pedestrians were subject to inspection.
|Tuesday, April 28, 2015||0persons||0persons||Raid|
|Two Lebanese nationals arrested near Saida for forming terror cell||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), Lebanese Civilians||
On 27 Apr 15, the Lebanese army announced the arrest of two Lebanese for forming a terrorist cell in the region of Sharhabeel east of the southern city of Saida. A large number of weapons, ammunition, hand grenades, and rocket-propelled grenades were seized from their residence. The army said that they were collecting the arms to use them in terrorist activities. Investigations are underway with the suspects.
|Monday, April 27, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arms Storage/Smuggling, Arrest/Detention|
|Lebanese national woman arrested in Saida||ISF(internal security forces)||
On 25 Apr 15, in Saida, Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested a Lebanese national woman for stealing jewelries.
|Saturday, April 25, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Arrests as Taxi drivers clash with Police over new traffic law in Saida||ISF(internal security forces)||
On 24 Apr 15, media allegedly reported that Security forces arrested a number of taxi drivers after they blocked the road at Saida's al-Nejmeh Square in protest at the new traffic law.
|Friday, April 24, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Taxi drivers blocked the road in Saida Square||Lebanese Civilians||
On 23 Apr 15, taxi drivers blocked the road in Saida square with tires to protest against the new traffic law. ISF worked on reopening the road.
|Thursday, April 23, 2015||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Security forces carried out raids in Sharhabeel – Saida||ISF(internal security forces)||
On 22 Apr 15, at around 2032hrs, the Security Forces carried out raids in the area of Sharhabeel, north of Saida in search for a supporter of Sheikh Ahmad al-Asir.
|Wednesday, April 22, 2015||0persons||0persons||Raid|
|Wanted person arrested in Saida||ISF(internal security forces)||
On 21 Apr 15, in Saida, Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested a wanted person (Ziad Faysal Abdallah known by Abi Tarek Moubarak). Faysal is a prominent leader in Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp.
|Tuesday, April 21, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Israeli gunboat breaches Southern territorial waters||
NNA - An Israeli gunboat violated the national waters at 8:55 p.m. Saturday, to a distance of 130 meters from the Lebanese southern maritime borderline, and then left at 9:03 p.m. heading back towards the Palestinian occupied territorial waters, a Lebanese Army communiqué indicated.
|Saturday, April 18, 2015||0persons||0persons||Sea-Border Crossing/Violation|
|Burglary in Saida||
On 14 Apr 15, in Saida, unidentified persons broke into a Supermarket and stole items and money.
|Tuesday, April 14, 2015||0persons||0persons||Robbery/Trespassing|
|Sit-in in front of UNRWA offices in Saida||Palestinian Civilians/Refugees||
On 13 Apr 15, in Saida, dozens of Palestinians who fled the embattled camp of Yarmouk demonstrated in front of UNRWA offices in solidarity with their friends and family trapped between warring sides. The protesters handed a letter to UNRWA’s chief Ibrahim Khatib, urging food aid to reach Yarmouk’s remaining 18000 refugees, now caught in the crossfire between the jihadists, rival rebels, and government forces.
|Monday, April 13, 2015||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Protest against Saidon Hospital threatening escalation||
Lebanese Labor Watch- Saidon Hospital staff carried a sit-in outside the hospital and closed the emergency entrance to protest the delay of salaries. Protesters demanded to secure a major financial advance rather modest advance in order to save the hospital from danger emptied of basic materials needed to treat patients.
|Tuesday, March 24, 2015||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Syrian girl enters coma after falling off 4th floor||Syrian Civilians/Refugees||
A four-year-old Syrian girl, Malak Ibrahim, on Wednesday fell into a coma after falling off the fourth floor of a building in Taamir - Haret Saida, NNA field reporter said.
Malak suffers from several fractures, which include the skull, as well as other injuries and bruises.
She was duly admitted to one of the hospitals in the region and is still in a coma.
Consequently, the security forces have launched an investigation to unveil the circumstances that have led to this incident.
|Wednesday, April 1, 2015||0persons||0persons||Personal Accident [inc. drowning, suicide...]|
|Personal dispute escalated into shooting in Saida||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
On 03 Apr 15, a personal dispute in Old Saida escalated into shooting. One person was reported injured. LAF quickly attended the area and started pursuing the shooters.
|Friday, April 3, 2015||0persons||1 person||Brawl/Dispute, Shooting|
|Joint security force begins to deploy in Miyeh Miyeh||
A 45-member Palestinian joint security force began deploying on Tuesday at the camp of Miyeh Miyeh in the southern city of Sidon as part of efforts by the Palestinian factions to increase security in shantytowns across Lebanon.
The decision by the Higher Palestinian Security Committee to scale up a security plan at the camps began last year camp when a 150-member force deployed in Ain el-Hilweh that lies near Sidon.
The joint force, which is led by Maj. Gen. Munir Maqdah, a senior Fatah official, is also expected to deploy in other camps.
By long-standing convention the Lebanese army does not enter the camps, leaving security inside to the Palestinians themselves.
There have been several reports that the camps have become a safe haven for extremists.
Several wanted terrorists, including Shadi al-Mawlawi and Osama Mansour, are allegedly hiding in Ain el-Hilweh.
|Tuesday, March 24, 2015||0persons||0persons||Raid|
|Shooting in Saida||
On 22 Mar 15, in Saida, a personal dispute took place between unidentified persons, escalated into shooting, one injury reported.
|Sunday, March 22, 2015||0persons||1 person||Brawl/Dispute, Shooting|
|South Lebanon fishermen protest spearfishing ban||
South Lebanon fishermen Wednesday blocked the main Sidon-Tyre highway to protest a decision to ban them from spearfishing.
State-run National News Agency said burning tires were used to block the highway near the Sarafand port.
They were protesting a decision by the Agriculture Ministry to ban the use of underwater spearguns.
|Wednesday, March 18, 2015||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|ISF Detains 3 Females Linked to Illegal Smuggling of Palestinians, Lebanese to Libya||ISF(internal security forces), Lebanese Civilians, Palestinian Civilians/Refugees||
Internal Security Forces Intelligence Branch detained on Thursday three women in the southern port city of Sidon linked to the smuggling of Lebanese and Palestinian people to Italy on a ferry traveling from Libya. Two Lebanese women identified as Ghinwa Z. and Rita R., who own a traveling agency, and a Palestinian female Hasibay H. were arrested by police in Sidon, media reports said. The state-run National News Agency said that a Sudanese national was also arrested. Investigations are underway with the detainees on charges of facilitating the illegal traveling of people to Libya. Media reports pointed out that the migrants have been leaving Lebanon to Sudan illegal then entering Libya through the desert and off to Italy via the sea. A ferry carrying illegal migrants, including Lebanese and Palestinians, traveling from Libya to Italy sank off the port of Sabratha. The southern Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh announced on Monday the survival of seven illegal Palestinian immigrants on the ferry, while a person was still missing. H.K. G.K.
|Thursday, March 12, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Arrests in Saida||ISF(internal security forces)||
On 10 Mar 15, the Internal Security Forces arrested 3 people in Saida-South Lebanon over shooting incidents in the area.
|Tuesday, March 10, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Two persons detained in Old Sidon||ISF(internal security forces)||
Security Forces raided the region of Old Sidon and arrested Mohammad D. and M.A.J. on the background of the fire shooting that took place yesterday (Monday) at the said region, National News Agency in Sidon reported on Tuesday.
The field reporter added that the security forces previously arrested A.A.S. on the background of a fire shooting incident at Nazlet Sidon.
|Tuesday, March 10, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Murder attempt in Saida||Palestinian Civilians/Refugees||
On 03 Mar 15, unidentified persons assaulted and stabbed a Palestinian national in Saida for unknown reasons. Security forces launched an investigation.
|Tuesday, March 3, 2015||0persons||0persons||Murder|
|Shooting in Saida||
On 03 March 2015, after midnight, unidentified persons fired shots towards a building near Hammoud hospital causing material damages to the shops located in the building. Security forces launched an investigation.
|Tuesday, March 3, 2015||0persons||0persons||Shooting|
|Two citizens detained after shooting in Saida||
On 25 Feb 15, in Saida, Internal Security Forces (ISF) arrested two citizens after firing gunshots in the air. Security forces also confiscated a machine gun and a pistol from the arrested individuals.
|Wednesday, February 25, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Two citizens detained after shooting in Sidon||Lebanese Civilians||
Security forces arrested on Wednesday morning two citizens in Sidon after they fired gunshots in the air in Kefraya outskirts, NNA field reporter said.
Security forces confiscated a machine gun and a pistol from the arrested individuals.
|Wednesday, February 25, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention, Shooting|
|Asir Supporter arrested in Saida, IS Slogans found on his mobile||Armed militants||
On 06 Feb 15, police arrested a supporter of fugitive Salafist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir in the southern coastal city of Saida. Security forces found on his phone slogans and photos supporting the extremist Islamic State group. The suspect's brothers are allegedly in custody on the same charges of belonging to al-Asir's group that engaged in heavy clashes with the Lebanese army in Saida in 2013.
|Saturday, February 7, 2015||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|LAF conducted a raid in Saida||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
On 25 Jan 15, at 1742hrs, in Saida, LAF raided the house of a wanted person.
|Sunday, January 25, 2015||0persons||0persons||Raid|
|Explosive sound heard in Saida||
On 19 Jan 15, unidentified person tossed a sonic grenade which exploded near the Catholic cemetery in Saida and no injuries reported.
|Monday, January 19, 2015||0persons||0persons||Explosion|
|Protesters across Lebanon denounce new Charlie cartoon||Lebanese Civilians||
On 16 Jan 15, hundreds of people protested in Lebanon's north, south and Beirut's suburbs against the most recent cartoon published by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo showing the Prophet Mohammad on its cover. In the southern Beirut suburb of Mreijeh, about 100 people gathered to denounce the mentioned cartoon. In east Beirut, police briefly blocked a major road leading to the French embassy in anticipation of a protest. But the road was later reopened after protesters failed to show up. In the southern city of Saida, Palestinian protesters gathered outside the Khaled Bin Walid mosque at the entrance of Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp after Friday prayers, shouting slogans denouncing the French magazine. Security forces deployed heavily in other parts of Saida, mainly outside the French cultural center, in anticipation of possible demonstrations in protest against the French cartoons. In the northern city of Tripoli, several dozen protesters gathered in Abdel-Hamid Karami Square, also known as Al-Nour Square, to denounce the magazine. Residents of Tripoli’s Bab al-Rammel neighborhood began their protest at the Amira Mosque and marched towards Al-Nour square. Residents of Tripoli’s Mina neighborhood also joined in on the condemnation as they mobilized outside several mosques in the northern city. The LAF however, disbanded the protests over security threats in the city, leaving no room for escalation. Demonstrations were also reported in Rama & Amayer areas in Wadi Khaled-North Lebanon.
|Friday, January 16, 2015||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Hand grenade over a house in Rashidiya camp with no injuries||
A hand grenade was thrown by an anonymous a while ago at the house of Ahmed Abu Sahar inside the new Rashidiya refugee camp, south of Tyre, with injuries reported, NNA correspondent indicated.
|Monday, January 19, 2015||0persons||0persons||Explosion|
|Two dead as winter storm batters Lebanon||
A snow storm sweeping the Levant region cut off roads across Lebanon Wednesday, including the international Beirut-Damascus highway, isolating large areas in the north and east of the country and leaving two people dead.
|Wednesday, January 7, 2015||2persons||0persons||Car Accident, Storm|
|Sarafand road cut with blazing tyres objecting decision to remove stalls||Lebanese Civilians||
Sidon-Tyre road has been cut with blazing tires on Monday by the residents of the region protesting a decision to remove stalls and tents in said area, NNA correspondent reported.
|Monday, January 5, 2015||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Two Syrians arrested in Sidon after failing to provide legal documents to army||Syrian Civilians/Refugees||
A Lebanese Army Intelligence unit on Tuesday arrested two Syrian nationals who failed to provide the army with legal residency documents.
This move came in the wake of an Army raid of a building resided by Syrian refugees in the villas' region of Sidon, NNA reporter said.
|Friday, December 26, 2014||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention, Raid|
|Army Intelligence raids building in Sidon||Syrian Civilians/Refugees||
An Army Intelligence Force on Tuesday raided a building resided by displaced Syrians in a villas' region in Sidon, the National News Agency reported on Tuesday. The field reporter added that the Force inspected the residents' papers and mobiles.
|Tuesday, December 23, 2014||0persons||0persons||Raid|
|Three armed men raid pharmacy in Sidon, steel cash||
Three armed men raided a pharmacy on Monday in Sidon and stole cash money, as our correspondent reported.
The burglars threatened everyone inside the pharmacy with war machine guns and took over three million Lebanese Pounds and a cell phone and fled to an unknown destination.
Security forces arrived at the scene and began investigating the incident.
|Monday, December 22, 2014||0persons||0persons||Raid, Shooting|
|Wanted person fired shots in the air in Saida||ISF(internal security forces)||
On 16 Dec 14, a wanted person fired shots in the air while an ISF patrol was trying to arrest him in AlShakria area in Saida, South Lebanon. He has fled to Old Saida area.
|Tuesday, December 16, 2014||0persons||0persons||Shooting|
|ISF apprehends fourth man involved in Taamir, Sidon conflict||ISF(internal security forces)||
The Internal Security Forces on Monday apprehended one of the men involved in a scuffle which erupted last week in Taamir Ein Helwe in Sidon, NNA reporter said.
The Internal Security Forces on Monday arrested a fourth man who proved to be involved in last week's assault on an ISF patrol in the Taamir region of Ein Al-Helwe Palestinian refugee camp in Sidon, NNA field reporter said.
|Monday, December 15, 2014||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Bullet riddled body found in Sidon's Miyeh Wou Miyeh Camp||Palestinian Civilians/Refugees||
The body of Youssef Hussein Jreidy, a Palestinian-Syrian national, was found in the Miyeh Wou Miyeh Camp in Sidon, NNA correspondent said on Saturday.
The victim was shot multiple times and his body tossed to the side of a road in said camp.
The remains were taken to hospital, while the security forces launched an investigation into the incident.
|Saturday, December 13, 2014||1 person||0persons||Assassination, Shooting|
|South judicial police arrests four Syrian suspects in Sidon||Syrian Civilians/Refugees, Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
South Judicial Police arrested four Syrians working at a cafe near the Lebanese University in Sidon, on suspicion of involvement with Ahmed al-Assir, NNA correspondent reported on Wednesday.
South Police referred the four arrested Syrians to army intelligence for further investigation.
One of the arrested persons named Abdel Nasser A. turned out to be a supporter of al-Assir and was close to him.
Investigations are underway.
|Wednesday, December 3, 2014||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Army arrests Assir's supporter in Sidon||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
The Lebanese army on Friday arrested one of Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir's supporters in the city of Sidon, NNA correspondent reported.
|Friday, November 28, 2014||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Weapons, ammunition confiscated in Sharhabil||Lebanese Military Intelligence||
General Security General Directorate - Information branch in the south on Wednesday confiscated in Sharhabil region --in coordination with Army Intelligence--weapons and ammunition owned by the detained Hisham Al-Danab, National News Agency correspondent in Saida said.
|Wednesday, November 26, 2014||0persons||0persons||Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling|
|Anonymous shoot in surrounding of Zaatari mosque in Sidon||
Anonymous individuals on board a BMW car shot in the air in the surrounding of Zaatari mosque in Sidon and made their way away to an unknown destination.
|Friday, November 14, 2014||0persons||0persons||Shooting|
|Police disperse Sidon industrial workers protesting blackout||EDL workers, EDL - Electricite du Liban||
Police used force Thursday to disperse workers and factory owners blocking the main highway between Sidon and Tyre in south Lebanon to protest against the government’s failure to repair electricity cables. The five-day power outage, due to electricity workers' recent decision to stop all maintenance work, caused a total blackout in Sidon’s industrial zone, security sources told The Daily Star. The protesters burned tires, blocking traffic in both directions between the two main coastal cities for several hours Thursday morning before police unblocked the vital road by force, the sources said. The blackout, which grounded businesses and factories for the past five days, occurred after the main cable supplying the industrial zone south of Sidon caught fire. Striking EDL contract workers had adamantly refused to answer queries to repair the cable, paralyzing work at dozens of factories, the sources added. EDL contract workers said last week they will stop all maintenance work across Lebanon, cautioning that it might result in major power disruptions. Until then, the contract workers were carrying out maintenance and repair work on the electricity network despite their three-month long strike over labor issues. Their decision to escalate their protest was meant to prove that their work was essential for the country to function. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Nov-13/277493-police-...
|Thursday, November 13, 2014||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Israeli reconnaissance plane violates Lebanon airspace||
The Lebanese Army Command issued on Wednesday a statement reporting an Israeli breach to the Lebanese airspace.
"An Israeli reconnaissance plane violated on Wednesday Lebanon's airspace at 15:55 from above the sea facing Sidon city, and carried out flights over Khaldeh and Sidon.
|Wednesday, November 12, 2014||0persons||0persons||Air Space Violation|
|Army arrests man for selling bomb-making chemicals||
The Lebanese army intelligence has arrested a man on suspicion of selling chemicals used for manufacturing explosives, security officials said.
The officials, who were not identified, told al-Mustaqbal newspaper published on Wednesday that a military intelligence unit arrested Mohammed Saadeddine J. in the southern city of Sidon several days ago.
The suspect is the owner of a shop that sells cleaning material and substances, they said.
The sources said the man was referred to the military prosecution after several detainees admitted to buying from him some chemicals used in bomb-making.
Investigators are trying to find out whether Mohammed was aware that the substances he was selling were being used for terrorist activities, the officials added.
|Wednesday, November 12, 2014||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|EDL day workers cut Zahle, Rashaya roads with burning tires||EDL - Electricite du Liban, EDL workers||
Electricite Du Liban day workers and bills collectors burned tires in the middle of the road in Rashaya. They also cut off Zahle highway in one direction in response to the director general's decision to render only part of the day-workers full-timers. Protesters also burned tires in front of the company's building in Sidon and blocked the road for a period of time. http://www.nna-leb.gov.lb/en/show-news/36119/EDL-day-workers-cut-Zahle-R...
|Monday, November 10, 2014||0persons||0persons||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|A Palestinian and a Lebanese arrested in Sidon||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
The Lebanese Army Command - Orientation Directorate, issued on Wednesday a statement in which it reported arresting Lebanese Mohammad Ismail Al Nakib and Palestinian Mahmoud Mohammad Dahshan, for belonging to terrorist groups and plotting terrorist acts, as our correspondent reported.
|Wednesday, November 5, 2014||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|One of Assir's companions arrested in Sidon||Armed militants, Lebanese Military Intelligence||
The Lebanese Army intelligence on Wednesday managed to arrest one of Sheikh Ahmad Assir's companions Mohammad N. and started investigations with him.
|Wednesday, November 5, 2014||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention|
|Army raids residence of Asssir supporter in Sidon||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), Armed militants||
The Lebanese Army raided on Wednesday the residence of a supporter of salafist terrorist Sheikh Ahmad el Assir.
|Wednesday, October 29, 2014||0persons||0persons||Raid|
|LAF raids abandoned house in Sairoub||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
The Lebanese Army Command - Orientation Directorate issued on Wednesday a statement in which it reported that the Army raided an abandoned house in Sidon's Sairoub and seized military rifles and equipment as well as six mine operators. The seized equipment were delivered to competent authorities.
|Wednesday, October 29, 2014||0persons||0persons||Arms Storage/Smuggling, Raid|
|Arresting wanted preparing for terrorist deed in Sidon||Lebanese Military Intelligence||
The army intelligence on Wednesday arrested the wanted Abdul Rahman Hallak who was preparing for a terrorist deed in Sidon, after the army raided his house in Sidon, according to our correspondent.
|Wednesday, October 29, 2014||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention, Raid|
|Army intelligence raids pro Assir Sheikh residence||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), Armed militants, Lebanese Civilians||
The Lebanese Army intelligence services raided on Tuesday the house of a pro-Assir Sheikh in Sairoub - Sidon's eastern suburbs.
|Tuesday, October 28, 2014||0persons||0persons||Raid|
|Army raids old Sidon streets, arrests two Palestinians||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), Palestinian Civilians/Refugees||
Army units raided on Tuesday the old streets of Sidon and arrested two Palestinians.
|Tuesday, October 28, 2014||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention, Raid|
|A leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Mahmoud Majzoub was killed with his brother in a car bomb in Saida||Palestinian Islamic Jihad||
May 26, 2006: Mahmoud Majzoub, known as “Abu Hamza,” a leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and member of the Shura Council, was severely injured by a remote-control car bomb in Saida. He died the next day. His brother Nidal was killed on the spot
|Friday, May 26, 2006||2persons||0persons||Assassination, Suicide Bombing/Car Bomb|
|LAF confiscates arms, ammunition in residence of Assir supporter in Sidon||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), Armed militants||
The LAF raided on Monday the residence of Malek A.A., a known supporter of fugitive Sheikh Ahmad Assir, in Bab el Serail in old Sidon. The military confiscated arms and ammunition hidden inside the home's basement.
|Monday, October 27, 2014||0persons||0persons||Arms Storage/Smuggling, Raid|
|Army raids Syrian refugees' locations in Sidon, arrests seven||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), Syrian Civilians/Refugees||
Army intelligence unit raided locations of displaced Syrians in the Sidon's al Sabbagh Street, and arrested seven Syrians for illegally entering the Lebanese territory and belonging to terrorist organizations.
|Monday, October 20, 2014||0persons||0persons||Arrest/Detention, Raid|
|Judges Hassan Uthman, Assem Bou Daher, Walid Harmoush, and Imad Shehab were shot to death inside the South Lebanon Criminal Court in Saida||
June 8, 1999: Judges Hassan Uthman, Assem Bou Daher, Walid Harmoush, and Imad Shehab were shot to death inside the South Lebanon Criminal Court in Saida.
|Tuesday, June 8, 1999||4persons||0persons||Assassination|
|Israeli aircraft targeted civilian infrastructure in 10 raids, namely power stations in Jamhour, Bsalim, Baalbeck, and Bint Jbeil, and a mobile telephone station in Jiyeh, north of Saida and destroyed the Awali River bridge||Israeli army||
June 24, 1999: Israeli aircraft targeted civilian infrastructure in 10 raids, namely power stations in Jamhour, Bsalim, Baalbeck, and Bint Jbeil, and a mobile telephone station in Jiyeh, north of Saida. It also destroyed the Awali River bridge close to Saida. Civilian casualties are listed below: - In Jamhour, five firefighters dead and 12 people wounded. - In Damour, on the coastal highway, two dead. - In Baalbeck, around 30 people wounded. - At the Awali bridge, five civilians and two Lebanese soldiers wounded. During this period, Lebanese civilians, including children and elderly, continued to be forcibly expelled from the Israeli-occupied territory by the SLA. Several hundred people were victims of this practice, which began in 1985.
|Thursday, June 24, 1999||7persons||49persons||Air Strike|
|Another Israeli raid in Saida kills 10 people and injures 50, in the harshest attack since June 1982||Israeli army, Palestinian Groups||
June 4, 1991: Another Israeli raid in the same area killed 10 people and injured 50, in the harshest attack since June 1982.
|Tuesday, June 4, 1991||10persons||50persons||Air Strike, Raid|
|An Israeli air raid on Palestinian positions in eastern Saida kills three people and injures nine||Israeli army, Palestinian Groups||
June 3, 1991: An Israeli air raid on Palestinian positions in eastern Saida killed three people and injured nine.
|Thursday, January 3, 1991||3persons||9persons||Air Strike, Raid|
|The SLA bombed Saida, killing four people and injuring six||South Lebanon Army (SLA)||
May 18, 1989: The SLA bombed Saida, killing four people and injuring six, acting on its threat to bomb if the occupied zone was not supplied with flour.
|Thursday, May 18, 1989||4persons||6persons||Bombardment|
|Abra residents demand Syrian workers leave town||Syrian Civilians/Refugees||
Residents of the Sidon suburb of Abra protested Sunday against the presence of Syrian workers after police released a Syrian who was accused of attempting to kill a resident. The residents of the predominantly Christian town gathered outside the church at noon and called for Syrian workers to be kept away, a move that could prefigure similar protests against Syrians in other Christian towns in east Sidon. The police released Hasan Qasous, a 24-year-old Syrian worker, against whom Emad Saif had filed a complaint, accusing him of attempted murder. Safi said that Qasous had attacked him after a verbal quarrel broke out between the two men. “He cursed me, and I cursed him back, and a half hour later, he attacked me by surprise and wrapped a track railing around my neck.” Safi said Qasous confessed to investigators in the Haret Saida police station to the charges against him. “Justice was not achieved for me, and the attacker is now outside Lebanese lands – he is in Syria,” he said, adding: “I do not believe in Lebanese justice, only God’s justice will do me right.” Mayor Walid Mshantaf explained that the town’s residents wanted Syrian workers out of Abra itself and were not protesting against the presence of Syrian refugees on the outskirts of the town. “There is a camp for Syrian refugees outside Abra and we offer them help and services, but we do not accept having young Syrian men inside our houses attacking us,” he said. “We cannot keep silent over such a thing.” Abra’s former Mayor Elias Mshantaf said the number of Syrian workers in the town had grown from 20 to nearly 100 since the Syrian crisis began three years ago. “The presence of over 100 workers in Abra poses an economic threat to our town,” he said. He added that the town was facing another “ethical danger,” explaining that girls were now afraid to go out of their houses alone. “This is a message for everyone – Hezbollah, Al-Jamaa Al-Islamiya, the Future Movement, former MP Osama Saad and mayors in the region: we cannot tolerate these guys. We do not accept having young men acting this way.” Abra was the hub for now-fugitive Islamist Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir last summer and witnessed intensive battles between the sheikh’s supporters and the Army in June. It has also seen previous tensions between residents and Syrian workers. Lebanon is host to over a million Syrian refugees, with those fleeing the neighboring conflict now equal to more than quarter of the Lebanese population.
|Monday, May 5, 2014||0persons||0persons||Social/Political Conflict|
|Syrian refugees face reprisals after beheading, some forced to leave||Syrian Civilians/Refugees||
Syrians across Lebanon expressed a sense of foreboding Monday after the beheading of a second Lebanese soldier by Islamist militants heightened tensions across the country. The announcement Saturday that ISIS members had decapitated Abbas Medlej, a captive Lebanese soldier, sparked outbursts of rage across the country, largely leveled against Syrians, whom many blame for the country’s deepening security crises. Unknown men expelled a number of Syrian refugees Monday from the southern town of Houla, while residents of an encampment in Burj al-Shemali near Tyre were given written eviction notices. “We’re not against Syrian refugees,” insisted Ali Deeb, the mayor of Burj al-Shemali. “But we don’t want gatherings of camps [of Syrians] for hygiene reasons and also security reasons.” In the Beirut suburb of Burj Hammoud, residents circulated a flyer Monday demanding Syrians leave the neighborhood. “We ask Syrian citizens living in Burj Hammoud to evacuate the area by Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. and [the decision is] in solidarity with the martyrs of the Lebanese Army,” the flyer read. Many Lebanese blame Syrians for the clashes that erupted last month in Arsal, which resulted in the death of 19 members of the Lebanese security forces and the capture of at least 29 more. Some of the Islamists involved in the fighting are believed to have sought shelter in refugee camps in Arsal. In Arsal itself, Syrians said that while the situation between refugees and locals was particularly tense, no violent altercations had occurred since news of Medlej’s death broke Saturday night. “The situation is bad. We are very worried,” said Abdallah al-Masri, a Syrian refugee living in Arsal. “Arsalis accuse us of being responsible for the clashes ... We rarely go out of our house.” Residents of the Bekaa town have welcomed more than 100,000 Syrians, but refugees say that the support they long enjoyed from the local community was abruptly cut off after last month’s clashes. Maram, who hails originally from Qusair, had been living in a rented room in Arsal but was evicted after the clashes. “Some Arsalis, they believe that Syrians brought the problems to their town and have kicked us out of their houses.” Some refugees said they sympathized with the Lebanese people’s outrage. “We are being treated nicely by the Lebanese people,” said Mohammad Ali Hassoun, a refugee living in the southern town of Bisarieh. “But at the same time we are scared there will be a reaction to ISIS’s criminal acts. If we are asked to leave, we will,” he said. “Lebanese in Bisarieh do not pose a danger to Syrian refugees,” said Mayor Fouad Mushawrab. He admitted, however, that “some people” in surrounding areas would use Medlej’s death as an excuse to spark a confrontation between locals and Syrians. In an effort to maintain control over an increasingly fragile security situation, Lebanese authorities are cracking down on Syrians suspected of belonging to militant groups. Security forces arrested Syrian citizen Mohammad Abdullah al-Salami in Marjayoun for suspected involvement with ISIS. Amy Intelligence then raided a house in the southern town of Rabb Thalathin, where Salami’s brothers reside. Youssef and Sultan al-Salami were arrested, charged with belonging to the Nusra Front. Mona Monzer, a spokesperson for UNHCR, said that the situation was “very sensitive.” “The UNHCR is in continuous contact with the local authorities and the government to try to alleviate the tensions between the Lebanese and the refugees,” she said. The vast majority of registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon are women and children, she added. Tensions between Lebanese host communities and Syrian refugees have been brewing for months. In south Lebanon and the Bekaa Valley, hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees have settled in under-developed areas long neglected by the state. But in Arsal at least, refugees were more concerned about renewed hostilities between Islamists and the Lebanese Army than reprisals by Arsalis. “People say the clashes will start again soon,” Maram said. “And if they do, we’re not getting out of here alive.” “Some people say Arsal is a cemetery. They’re right.”
|Tuesday, September 9, 2014||0persons||0persons||Forced Displacement of Population|
|Israel releases 113 Lebanese and Palestinians it had been detaining in Haifa, Israel. They were transported by bus to Saida and Sour||
August 28, 1985: Israel released 113 Lebanese and Palestinians it had been detaining in Haifa, Israel. They were transported by bus to Saida and Sour
|Wednesday, August 28, 1985||0persons||0persons||Unlawful Detention|
|Peter Winkler, head of the ICRC mission in Saida, was abducted.||
November 17, 1988: Peter Winkler, head of the ICRC mission in Saida, was abducted. One week later, the ICRC had evacuated its staff from offices there and moved them to West Beirut. Winkler was released on December 16, 1988. On December 20, the ICRC announced that it was ceasing operations in Lebanon and withdrawing its representatives who had received death threats
|Thursday, November 17, 1988 to Friday, December 16, 1988||0persons||0persons||Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]|
|Two UNRWA employees were abducted on the road between Sour and Saida.They were released on March 1, 1988, in West Beirut||UNRWA||
February 5, 1988: Two UNRWA employees, Norwegian William Jorgensen, and Swede Jan Stening, were abducted on the road between Sour and Saida.623 They were released on March 1, 1988, in West Beirut
|Friday, February 5, 1988 to Tuesday, March 1, 1988||0persons||0persons||Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]|
|Lebanese national and LCP member Mudieddine Hashisho, was abducted in Sidon||Lebanese Communist Party (LCP)||
September 14, 1985: In Sidon, South Lebanon, Lebanese national and LCP member Mudieddine Hashisho, was abducted. His fate remains unknown.
|Saturday, September 14, 1985||0persons||0persons||Enforced Disappearance, Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]|
|3 people were killed and 36 wounded car bomb parked in Saida||
April 10, 1986: In Saida, 3 people were killed and 36 wounded by a 100-kilogram TNT bomb placed in a car parked in a busy residential and commercial area.
|Thursday, April 10, 1986||3persons||36persons||Suicide Bombing/Car Bomb|
|Assassination of Father André Mass, the director of USJ’s branch in Saida||
September 24, 1987: Three armed men stormed into the office of Father André Mass, the director of USJ’s branch in Saida, and shot him three times, killing him.
|Thursday, September 24, 1987||1 person||0persons||Assassination|
|Fighting breaks out between the Nasserite Popular Organization and Fatah fighters in Saida||Popular Nasserist Organization (PNO), Fatah||
November 16, 1987: Fighting broke out between the Nasserite Popular Organization and Fatah fighters in Saida and the areas around Ain al-Hilweh and Mieh Mieh in South Lebanon. Six people were killed and at least 44 wounded, both fighters and civilians.
|Monday, November 16, 1987||6persons||44persons||Assault, Clashes/Armed Conflict, Murder|
|Israel carries out a series of raids against Lebanese and Palestinian civilian areas and military positions||Israeli army, Hezbollah, Fatah||
October 21, 1988: Israel carried out a series of raids against Lebanese and Palestinian civilian areas and military positions controlled by Fatah and Hezbollah in the area of Saida, Iqlim al-Tuffah, and West Beqaa, killing 6 people and wounding at least 20.
|Friday, October 21, 1988||6persons||20persons||Air Strike, Raid|
|the Israeli Army carries out unlawful detentions in Saida||
June 28, 1983: The Israeli Army entered Saida and arrested seven civilians in 48 hours. It set up checkpoints in the city center with armored vehicles, causing widespread fear among the civilian population.
|Tuesday, June 28, 1983||0persons||0persons||Unlawful Detention|
|Members close to the LF forced 12 Muslim families to evacuate their homes in the area of Saida||Lebanese Forces (LF)||
June 25, 1983: Members close to the LF forced 12 Muslim families to evacuate their homes in the area of Saida.
|Saturday, June 25, 1983||0persons||0persons||Forced Displacement of Population|
|Displacement of 208 Palestinian families from Saida due to killings and threats||
February 1983: Some 208 Palestinian families from the area of Saida were forced to leave their homes, following threats and the killing of 15 Palestinian civilians.
|Tuesday, February 1, 1983||15persons||0persons||Forced Displacement of Population, Murder|
|Dismantling explosive device in Sidon||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
The Lebanese Army Intelligence services dismantled on Friday a 250 kg explosive device in Sidon, near Martyrs' Square.
|Friday, September 12, 2014||0persons||0persons||Dismantlement of Explosives/Demining|
|Displacement of around 100,000 people from 86 villages||
May 4, 1985: Around 1,200 refugees were displaced from the Iqlim al-Kharoub and Saida area and fled to the eastern parts of the country, mainly to Jounieh. Around 100,000 people fled from 86 villages. In addition to the killing, destruction of houses and institutions, and forced displacement,the militias also desecrated graves in cemeteries in the villages of Jiyeh, Majdaluna, Jamiliyyeh, and Basri in Iqlim al-Kharoub.
|Saturday, May 4, 1985||0persons||0persons||Forced Displacement of Population|
|Heavy bombing of residential areas in Saida and in the nearby Palestinian camps||
Second half of April 1985: Heavy bombing of residential areas in Saida and in the Palestinian camps of Mieh w Mieh and Ain al-Hilweh caused the deaths of at least 13 civilians and injured 90 more, including Lebanese Red Cross medical workers.
|Tuesday, April 16, 1985 to Tuesday, April 30, 1985||13persons||90persons||Bombardment, Heavy Artillery [inc.rocket attacks]|
|Shelling and gunfire in and around Saida||
April 3, 1985: Rounds of shelling and gunfire in and around Saida killed one civilian and injured more than 14.
|Wednesday, April 3, 1985||1 person||14persons||Bombardment, Murder, Raid, Heavy Artillery [inc.rocket attacks]|
|Lebanese and Palestinian civilians targeted in Saida||
March 30, 1985: Twenty-eight people were killed and at least 40 wounded, the majority of whom were Lebanese and Palestinian civilians.
|Saturday, March 30, 1985||28persons||40persons||Murder|
|Six people killed and 43 injured in Saida||
March 29, 1985: Six people were killed including a child, and 43 people were injured.
|Friday, March 29, 1985||6persons||43persons||Murder|
|Forced displacement of 5,500 Christian civilians from the Shuf to South Lebanon||
Some 5,500 Christian civilians left the Shuf and headed to Jezzine in South Lebanon, and 3,500 headed to eastern Saida.
|Tuesday, February 15, 1983||0persons||0persons||Forced Displacement of Population|
|Car accident leaves one dead in Damour||
Two cars collided on Wednesday night on Damour-Sidon road and left one individual dead, Traffic Management Center said.
|Thursday, August 28, 2014||1 person||0persons||Car Accident|
|Road blocked in Sidon in protest of power cuts and water shortage||Local Residents, EDL - Electricite du Liban||
A number of young people blocked the road on Wednesday in Sidon with burning tires, in protest against the continuous shortage in water and electricity.
|Wednesday, August 27, 2014||0persons||0persons||Conflicts of socio-economic development||Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|
|Fire burst out in Sidon land castle||
Fire erupted on Monday in Sidon's land castle and it was caused by flammable waste in the South East of the castle.
|Monday, August 25, 2014||0persons||0persons||Fire|
|Israeli drone violates Lebanese airspace||
Army Command Guidance Directorate issued the following communiqué: "On Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., an Israeli drone violated Lebanese airspace from above Nakoura village, executed circular flight over the Saida, Jezzine, El-Shouf, Aley, Tyre, Bint Jbeil and Merjouyoun regions; and then left at 1:30 p.m. from above Rmeish village."
|Wednesday, August 20, 2014||0persons||0persons||Border conflicts (Israeli border)||Air Space Violation|
|Man drowns off Sidon shore||
Lebanese citizen, Maher Sanjar, drowned on Tuesday morning off Sidon shore.
|Tuesday, August 19, 2014||1 person||0persons||Personal Accident [inc. drowning, suicide...]|
|Syrian Army shells South||Syrian Armed Forces||
The Syrian army shelled Saida, the Palestinian camp of Ain al-Hilweh, and Mieh w Mieh. Between 125 and 140 people were reportedly killed, including children, and between 350 and 400 were injured.
|Wednesday, June 9, 1976 to Wednesday, June 16, 1976||140persons||400persons||Bombardment|
|Fighting between Joint Forces and Lebanese Front/Syrian Army||National Movement (NM), Syrian Armed Forces, Lebanese Kataeb Party, National Liberal Party (NLP), Al-Marada||
Moreover, the regions in and around Saida and Sour were in the grip of the fighting between the Joint Forces and their allies on the one hand, and the Syrian Army and the Lebanese Front militias on the other hand.
The Syrian Marine force was blocking the civilian ports of Tripoli, Saida, and Sour.
|Friday, August 1, 1975 to Wednesday, December 31, 1975||Clashes/Armed Conflict, Sea-Border Crossing/Violation|
|Confrontation between Joint Forces and Syrian Army||National Movement (NM), Syrian Armed Forces||
On the night of May 31, 1976, it is reported that approximately 2,000 Syrian soldiers entered Lebanon through the north in the Akkar, allegedly to “put an end to the massacre in Qobayat; 4,000 more went in through the Beqaa, advancing along two groups—one toward the hilltops overlooking Beirut and the other toward Saida. This led the way to a full-blown confrontation between the Syrian Army and the Joint Forces.
|Monday, May 31, 1976 to Thursday, June 10, 1976||Clashes/Armed Conflict|
|Fighting broke out in several areas in Beirut||National Movement (NM), Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), Lebanese Kataeb Party, National Liberal Party (NLP)||
Over the course of three days, Christian militias on one hand and Lebanese Leftist and Palestinian militias on the other clashed in various parts of the country.
In Beirut, fighting broke out in areas where there was some proximity between Christian-populated residential areas and Palestinian camps or Muslim-populated areas, which would later become regular conflict zones: Dekwaneh-Tel al-Zaatar, Ain al-Remmaneh, Chiyah, Haret Hreik, Mreijeh, Burj al-Barajneh, Karantina, Maslakh, and Ashrafieh. Weapons included rocket launchers, automatic rifles, and mortars of small caliber. Clashes also broke out in North Lebanon between Tripoli and Zgharta. In the Shuf, Palestinian commandos from the Barja region attacked two neighboring Christian villages (Ain al-Assad and Marj Barja), causing a temporary displacement of population toward the Christian-populated East Beirut. And in Saida a general strike was ongoing, with continuous explosions and gunfire.
During this time, according to newspaper reports, 300 people were killed, 1,500 buildings destroyed, and losses amounting to $200 million were reported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mahmud Riad, the secretary general of the League of Arab States, landed in Beirut on April 14 and announced a ceasefire on April 16. The Kataeb, the PLO, the National Movement (NM), and the PNL agreed to retract their armed members from the streets. The Kataeb handed over two of the seven party members who were accused of the bus shooting. The ceasefire remained shaky, however, because various incidents of abductions, explosions, and clashes were still taking place across the country.
|Sunday, April 13, 1975 to Wednesday, April 16, 1975||300persons||Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release], Bombardment, Clashes/Armed Conflict, Explosion, Forced Displacement of Population, Shooting|
|Renewed clashes in Saida||Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
Renewed clashes in Saida left 11 civilians dead, including a seven-month-old baby. At least 90 people were wounded. In the following days, demonstrations in Christian-populated areas in support of the army took place, while the prime minister gave the orders to withdraw the army units from Saida immediately. Accordingly, the units, as well as members of army intelligence and the Internal Security Forces (ISF) were transported to outposts outside the city. In this tense atmosphere took place what is widely perceived today as the spark that started the war.
|Saturday, March 1, 1975 to Monday, March 3, 1975||11persons||90persons||Clashes/Armed Conflict|
|Maarouf Saad Assassinated in Saida||National Liberal Party (NLP), Popular Nasserist Organization (PNO), Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)||
In Saida, South Lebanon, fishermen demonstrated against the creation of Protein Company, a joint Lebanese-Kuwaiti company that they viewed as a move to monopolize the industry. The company inflamed existing resentment against state monopolies serving the interests of the Christian political elite. The chairman of Protein was Camille Chamoun, former president and head of the Christian party, the National Liberal Party (NLP). Leading the demonstration were Maaruf Saad, former mayor of Saida, former MP, and founder of the Popular Nasserist Organization (PNO) who was popular among the Sunnis community and leftist groups, and MP Nazih Bizri, who represented the conservative Sunni community. During the demonstration, there was a sudden exchange of fire with the army, during which Saad and two other protestors were wounded and one Palestinian was killed. The situation quickly deteriorated as demonstrators used dynamite and rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) against military vehicles, killing an army corporal and injuring two other soldiers. Saad died from his wounds on March 6, 1975.
|Wednesday, February 26, 1975||3persons||4persons||Assassination, Clashes/Armed Conflict, Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]|