Hezbollah, Amal blame Christian militia for deadly Beirut shootings

Hezbollah and Amal have blamed the Lebanese Forces, a Christian party that is staunchly opposed to the Iran-backed group, for the shootings in Beirut today during the groups’ rally that killed at least six.

The charge in a joint statement that the the Lebanese Forces “fired sniper shots with the aim to kill.”

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea hits back, saying the real reason for the violence was the “widespread proliferation of arms,” in reference to Hezbollah’s arsenal.

Lebanese Army soldiers patrol the clashes area in the southern suburb of the capital Beirut, on October 14, 2021 (Anwar Amro/AFP)

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