Two people were killed and seven injured on Sunday, November 11, in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon in sectarian fighting between Shiite supporters of Hezbollah militants, and Sunni supporters of Sheikh Ahmed al-Assir.
Lebanese army forces were deployed immediately to the area to contain the situation, though gunfire could be heard throughout the day.
The clashes erupted when Sheikh Al-Assir and his supporters, opponents of Hezbollah and Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, demanded the removal of Hezbollah banners from Sidon by Sunday. In defiance, Hezbollah Shiite supporters continued preparing the banners for massive rituals to be held late November.
The sectarian clashes add tension to the situation in Lebanon folloeing the assassination of a senior intelligence official in October.
Story: Two Killed in Clashes between Hezbollah Shiite Supporters and Sunnis
Local News Agency: Middle East Bureau / VCS
Shooting Dateline: November 11, 2012
Shooting Location: Sidon, Lebanon
Publishing Time: November 11, 2012
Video Size: 63.4 MB
1- Various shots of army tanks and soldiers in the fighting area
2- Various shots of blood stains and traces on the sidewalk
3- Various shots of ambulance moving and the army tank, soldiers and people in the background
4- Various shots of blood stains and traces on the sidewalks
5- Various shots of the medical assistants and doctors examining a large spot of blood stain on the ground
6- Various shots of several army soldiers in the street where the fight took place, with the medical assistants in the background
7- Various shots of damaged cars, more blood stains in the ground, soldiers in the background