One killed in Lebanon clashes following decision to grant amnesty to jailed Christian Maronite militia leader
One Lebanese was killed and 13 others injured in clashes between supporters of different political parties during celebrations Monday after parliament's decision to grant amnesty to former Christian warlord Samir Jaja, a Lebanese security source reported Tuesday.
Lebanon's parliament on Monday overwhelmingly passed a parole bill that grants amnesty to Lebanese Forces commander Samir Jaja. The Christian Maronite militia leader is likely to be freed from jail by the end of this week
The source told KUNA that clashes took place between supporters of Jaja's Lebanese Forces and of Amal movement who had set off fireworks on Monday to celebrate the Jaja amnesty.
Verbal confrontations developed into actual fighting and gunshots were heard as the two rival groups became locked in fist-fights. One youth was killed while another 13 were wounded from both sides.
The military district attorney office launched investigations into this incident after security forces arrested 20 people for "provoking riots."
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