Jumblatt condemns Tripoli twin attack

JANUARY 12, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Head of the National Struggle Front, MP Walid Jumblatt, on Monday condemned the fresh twin suicide bombing that targeted Jabal Mohsen over the weekend, regardless of the identity of the crime’s authors.

In his weekly editorial for the Progressive Socialist Party’s al-Anbaa electronic newspaper, the lawmaker considered that this act aimed to rattle Tripoli’s stability, after the success scored by the security forces in restoring order to the northern city.

According to Jumblatt, such attacks against the Alawites served the interests of the Syrian regime, since they would thrust this community into clinging to the regime next door, “while upsizing rebels is sought to include the Alawites.”