ENEMY SHELLING OF ALMA AL-SHAAB OUTSKIRTS


National News Agency correspondent in Tyre reported that the outskirts of the town of Alma al-Shaab in the western sector were subjected to Israeli enemy shelling this morning.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

ERDOGAN FACES AN IMPORTANT COMPETITOR IN THE TURKISH LOCAL ELECTIONS


Turks began voting today in nationwide municipal elections that focus on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s efforts to regain control of Istanbul from his main rival, Ekrem Imamoglu, who aims to strengthen the opposition again as a political force after bitter defeats in the elections last year, according to Sky News Arabia.

Voting centers opened their doors at seven in the morning (0400 GMT) in eastern Turkey, while voting in other places begins at eight in the morning and ends at five in the evening.

Preliminary results are expected to be released by 10 p.m.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

UNRWA HEAD CALLS FOR GLOBAL ‘PRESSURE’ ISRAEL TO LET AID IN GAZA


The Commissioner-general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is calling for increased global pressure to push Israel; into opening more avenues for humanitarian aid to enter the Gaza Strip.

Philippe Lazzarini posed on X on Friday, calling on Israel to ‘cooperate with the United Nations to facilitate the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian aid to Gaza.’

The tweet came one day after, and referenced, an order by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which unanimously ordered Israel to take immediate and effective action to get aid into Gaza.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, at least 31 people, including 27 children have died of malnutrition or dehydration. The ICJ court noted that in Gaza, ‘famine is setting in.’ The ICJ report called on Israel to open land bridges into Gaza to let humanitarian aid pour through. It noted that only land deliveries will be enough to prevent hunger in Gaza.

Source: National New
s Agency – Lebanon

ISRAELI AIR RAIDS ON KHIAM, TAIBEH


National News Agency correspondent in Marjayoun reported that enemy warplanes launched air strikes targeting the southern towns of Khiam and Taibeh this morning.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

MAWLAWI ANNOUNCES START OF SECURITY PLAN IMPLEMENTATION IN TRIPOLI


The office of Caretaker Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Bassam al-Mawlawi, issued a statement today, indicating that “units of the Internal Security Forces have begun implementing the security plan in Tripoli since yesterday.”

Security patrols covered the north region, especially in the streets of Tripoli and inside commercial markets. “The Mobile Forces Unit also conducted patrols and set up barriers to suppress shooting crimes,” the statement added, noting that those involved were arrested and handed over to the relevant authority for legal action.

Meanwhile, the Northern Regional Command, the Investigation Detachment in the Regional Gendarmerie Unit, the Judicial Police, the Information Division and the Central Investigation Detachment in the Security Service worked to intensify investigative efforts and collect information about the shooters to ensure their arrest.

The statement underlined continuous cooperation and coordination with the Lebanese army and the General Directorate of State Secur
ity in this regard, adding that Minister Mawlawi is following up on the implementation of the plan with the security leaders, officers, and units responsible for the on-ground implementation.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

ENEMY SHELLING OF KFAR KILA


National News Agency correspondent in Marjayoun reported that the Israeli enemy targeted the southern town of Kfar Kila with several mortar shells and heavy machine-gun shells from the Mtulla settlement.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

TURKEY: ONE PERSON WAS KILLED AND 11 OTHERS WERE INJURED AS A RESULT OF A CLASH IN AN ELECTORAL CENTER


One person was killed and 11 injured, two of them seriously, as a result of a clash that included gunfire in one of the voting centers for the municipal elections in the Sur area in the city of Diyarbakir in southeastern Turkey, according to “Russia Today.”

According to media reports, a clash broke out between two groups of voters, during which they used weapons, sticks, and stones.

As a result of the incident, one person was killed and 11 others were injured, two of whom were taken to hospital in serious condition. Two ambulances were also damaged by stones being thrown at them.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan previously announced that the upcoming municipal elections on March 31 will be the last of his political career.

Later, the official representative of the ruling Justice and Development Party, Omer Celik, indicated that Erdogan’s statement did not mean his retirement from politics.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

RESISTANCE: WE CARRIED OUT A DRONE ATTACK ON THE ENEMY’S NEWLY ESTABLISHED BRAKHTA ARTILLERY POST


The ‘Islamic Resistance’ issued a communique this afternoon, indicating that in support of our steadfast Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, it launched at 1:45 p.m. today an air drone attack on the enemy’s newly established Brakhta artillery post and the deployment of enemy soldiers in its vicinity in the occupied Lebanese Shebaa Farms, targeting them with direct hits.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon