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December 21, 2011

NOW Lebanon- Geagea: All of Lebanon should be free of non-state arms , December 21, 2011

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea welcomed on Wednesday Beirut MPs’ call to disarm all parties in the capital and added that all of Lebanon should be free of non-state weapons.
“Not only do we demand the disarmament of [non-state groups] in Beirut, but [this should be the case] in all of Lebanon as well,” Geagea told Free Lebanon radio station.
On Monday, Beirut MPs agreed to take action to disarm the capital, a few days following a dispute that escalated into gunfire and injured one person in Beirut’s area of Zaidaniyeh near Aisha Bakkar.

Commenting on a report that quoted Defense Minister Fayez Ghosn as saying that Al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist cells infiltrated Lebanon through the Bekaa border town of Aarsal, Geagea asked, “Why were they not arrested?”
“Why [should we] scare the people with [unfounded stories] if the report [turned out to be] untrue?”
Geagea warned against “using such matters in order to tighten the noose on Syrian refugees pouring into Lebanon.”
Thousands of Syrians have fled the unrest in their countries since the beginning of protests against Syrian Presidents Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

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