BEIRUT: Officials will hold a meeting later this week to address the security situation in Tripoli, north Lebanon, following the recent deployment by the military and police in the southern suburbs of Beirut, caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel said in remarks published Wednesday.
“The first impact [of Beirut’s suburbs security plan] is that it prompted caretaker Prime Minister Najib Mikati to call for an expanded security meeting on Friday at the Grand Serail to discuss the security situation in Tripoli,” Charbel told Al-Joumhouria newspaper.
The minister added that the meeting would be attended by top security officials, as well as ministers and lawmakers who represent the northern city.
Tripoli has been the scene of frequent violence linked to the crisis in neighboring Syria.
A security plan for the southern suburbs of Beirut, where two car bombings have occurred, was rolled out Monday. Hundreds of security members were deployed to the area, in a move welcomed by Hezbollah which had erected checkpoints in the aftermath of the deadly blasts there.