Sheikh Shaar has been advised by the Army to flee Lebanon, due to threats on his life.
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Tripoli's residents are supporting the Army, rather than targeting it, according to North Lebanon Mufti Sheikh Malek Shaar, who condemned all those who attack the military as not being truly Lebanese.Concerning the existence of fatwas decrying Army soldiers as infidels, Shaar said such statements were not made by religious scholars either in Lebanon or abroad, and were intended instead to drag the Army into fighting with Tripoli's sons.Last week, the Army launched a security plan in Tripoli to end three-year-long intermittent clashes in the city linked to the Syrian war, particularly between the majority Sunni Bab al-Tabbaneh, which supports the Syrian uprising, and the mostly Alawite Jabal Mohsen, which supports the regime.Shaar said the implementation of the Tripoli security plan was the Lebanese state's response to the demands of the city's residents.However, Shaar added that Kahwagi also informed him of the presence of a fifth column that has emerged to create a problem between the Army and the people of the city
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