Lebanese Sunni clerics urge protests over bombardment of Arsal

by Reuters
Monday, 4 August 2014 14:51 GMT

BEIRUT, Aug 4 (Reuters) - A group of Lebanese Sunni Muslim clerics urged Lebanese Sunnis on Monday to protest until the army halts its bombardment of a border town attacked at the weekend by Islamist militants.

The Muslim Clerics Association called for a complete halt to the bombardment of Arsal, a Sunni town at the border with Syria where the army is trying to expel insurgents who staged an incursion on Saturday.

The association urged sit-in protests starting at 6 p.m. (1500 GMT). Its demands included a complete halt to the bombardment and the opening of "a secure humanitarian corridor to Arsal". (Writing by Tom Perry, editing by John Stonestreet)

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