The Lebanese army deployed to the streets of Beirut Monday night after a deadly armed clash broke out in the Tariq al-Jadideh neighborhood.
RPGs and machine guns were used between two groups of men, which led to one death and two injuries, a statement from the army said.
The army deployed four armored vehicles and several soldiers to the area, in a video shared on social media.
Watch: The Lebanese army deploys at least four armored vehicles with soldiers to the Tariq al-Jadideh neighborhood of #Beirut after reports of armed clashes breaking out, according to a video being shared on social media.https://t.co/ETy1VBwqLn pic.twitter.com/zYA4B2Hqiy— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) September 7, 2020
A security source told Lebanese TV channel LBCI that the gunfight resulted from a dispute between two local families that initially flared up on Saturday.
Earlier in the day, local media reported that the clashes were between supporters of former Prime Minister Saad Hariri and his older brother, Bahaa.
Al Arabiya English could not independently verify the reports. However, a statement from Bahaa Hariri's office condemned the incident and called for an investigation.