JANUARY 11, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Grand Mufti of the Republic, Sheikh Abdul Lateef Deryan, sternly denounced the terrorist attack on Jabal Mohsen, dubbing it an attempt at igniting strife. He warned, in that context, against using this attack for sedition purposes.
The Mufti urged Tripolites and all Lebanese to rally around the military and security institutions in order to preserve peace, stability and security of the nation.
Deryan offered his condolences to the families of the martyrs and wished a speedy recovery to the injured. He contacted head of the Islamic Alawite Council, Sheikh Assad Assi, and voiced solidarity with him during these painful times.
SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY- LEBANON