Blow-by-blow sunday May 11th 2008

MP Misbah Al-Ahdab to Al-Arabiya: Hezbollah is implementing the plan of its Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah aimed at controlling Lebanon.
USS Cole seen crossing Suez Canal en route to Mediterranean Sea.
Clashes spread to Barouk area in Chouf.
Arab FMs hold live press conference, led by Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa.
MP Alluch: We fear that an armed attack takes place against the government at the Grand Serail.
MP Alluch: Armed men are gathering around the Grand Serail in Beirut.
MP Mustafa Alluch: Hezbollah’ actions in the past days are a clear Iranian aggression on Lebanese.
Former Minister Talal Arslan to NTV Television: Siniora is plotting with Israel and foreign embassies against Lebanon’s sovereignty, security and economy.
Jordanian and Saudi Kings discussed over the phone the situation in Lebanon and the efforts aimed at solving the crisis. They also stressed on dialogue as the only way for solution.
Gunmen appear in Koura and surrounding areas.
The Lebanese army forms security belt in the Badaoui area around Carantina.
Arab FM statement on Lebanon expresses concern over deteriorating national security and calls for immediate cease-fire and the withdrawal of armed forces to facilitate the Lebanese army’s task. The Arab FM council is to send a delegation headed by Qatar to Lebanon in an attempt to end the violence.
LBC: PSP concedes to relinquish control of Hasbaya headquarters to Lebanese army.
Intermittent clashes and the appearance of Hezbollah and Amal gunmen in Choueifat.
AFP: Syria objects to Arab FM draft resolution on Lebanon, citing implicit condemnation of Hezbollah as reason.
LBC: Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa heads to Beirut tonight with Qatari official.
Al-Jazeera: PSP leader Walid Jumblatt denies rumors of Akram Chehayeb’s murder.
LBC: Army platoons enter Choueifat in an attempt to restore calm after cease-fire failed to take form.
Walid Jumblatt live on LBC.
LBC: PSP headquarters in Choueifat ceded to the Democratic Party as a step toward placing them under army control.
Al-Arabiya: Hezbollah gunmen prevent the Al-Arabiya crew from filming al-Jabal clashes.
Clashes continue in Ras al-Jabal and the “888” hill despite call for cease-fire.
PSP leader Walid Jumblatt live on Al-Arabiya.
Al-Manar: Arab FMs delegate Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa to visit Lebanon in attempt to end crisis.
Al-Arabiya: Clashes in al-Jabal continue despite cease-fire decision.
Residents of Deir Qobal, Bshemoun, Dohat Aramoun and Choueifat flee the area under gun- and rocket-fire in al-Jabal.
LBC: Feuding Druze factions in al-Jabal concede to cease-fire, led by Walid Jumblatt and Talal Arslan. Both parties to hand control over to army.
LBC: Cease-fire to take effect as of 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
OTV: At least three killed by heavy clashes and sniping in Choueifat.
Al-Arabiya: Arab FMs call for immediate cease-fire in Lebanon.
Wiam Wahhab comments on crisis to Al-Arabiya.
Talal Arlsan in live press conference.
PSP leader Walid Jumblatt to LBC: We urge Mir Talal Arslan to hand al-Jabal over to the army.
LBC: Mortars fired between opposition and government supporters across Aley hills.
Armed opposition supporters open fire using machineguns in Aytat.
Hezbollah gunman spread throughout Kayfoun and Souk al-Gharb.
NBN: PSP gunmen return to the “888” hill in Baysour, al-Jabal.
LBC: Heavy gunfire and expolosions heard in Choueifat.
12-year-old girl killed by sniper on the Al-Ghuraba street in Bab al-Tebbeneh, Tripoli.
NBN: Clashes spread from Aytat through the al-Jabal region.
NBN: Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir calls all Lebanese parties to drop their arms and head to dialogue table immediately.
OTV: Shootings in Tarik al-Fayda, Zahle, leave two injured.
Renewed clashes between the Progressive Socialist Party and the opposition in Aytat, Aley.
The Arab foreign ministers meeting over Lebanon has started at Cairo.
Kataeb Leader Amin Gemayel arrived to Beirut by helicopter and will preside over a Kataeb meeting this afternoon
Voice of Lebanon radio station: Mediation efforts over the situation in Tripoli have succeeded in lessening tension and the Lebanese Army is imposing a cease-fire.
National News Agency: The Lebanese army is deploying in Beirut while the presence of armed men belonging to Hezbollah, Amal and the SSNP is diminishing
Gunshots heard in the Choueifat region during the funeral of two people killed during armed confrontations

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