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Conflict Incident Report

Hariri condemns Dahr elBaydar's attack, calls for caution and solidarity

Date of incident: 
June 20, 2014

Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Friday called on all Lebanese, irrespective of their confessions and political affiliations, to adopt the highest degree of alert and caution, and resort to awareness and national solidarity, in the face of the wicked plans plotted for Lebanon and the region, that aim to ignite discord among brothers of the same religion and the same country.

Hariri denounced, in a statement today, the terrorist attack that targeted a checkpoint of the Internal Security Forces in the Dahr al-Baydar, and said it was part of a series aiming to threaten the stability and safety of the Lebanese and to drag the country into the destructive path that prevails in many states in the Arab world.

He said: "This should be a time where we resort to awareness and to the values of unity and cooperation and rejection of discord, and not a time for sparking sectarian feud and mobilizing the youth to send them to internal or external battles that will only lead to more divisions and sectarian reactions."

After paying tribute to the souls of the martyrs who fell today and wishing the wounded a prompt recovery, he saluted the Internal Security Forces command, the Information Branch and all the security and military forces that are assuming great responsibility at this phase. He called for solidarity with these forces and helping them by all available means to play their role in protecting Lebanon and ensuring security and stability to all the Lebanese.

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