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Akkar violence leaves several dead, wounded

Armed clashes have been ongoing since morning in the Akkar town of Wadi al-Jamous, state-run National News Agency reported.

It said the fighting between members of the al-Tartousi and al-Sayyed families has left four people dead and seven others wounded, some critically.

Members of the two families are still torching the houses and vehicles of each other, NNA added.

The army was meanwhile continuing its deployment in the town and separating between the two families in a bid to restore calm.

MP Walid al-Baarini voiced sorrow over the victims, calling for an end to the bloodshed and for security forces to exert efforts to contain the situation.

Baarini had visited the two families overnight in a bid to pacify the situation.

Source: Naharnet.com

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