According to Aljazeera, the Lebanese army is withdrawing troops from scenes of the clashes.
The army command earlier warned that that the current clashes will affect the unity of the army.
The Army Command called on all Lebanese citizens to exercise their wisdom and utmost caution at all levels. The absence of a popular sense of national responsibility limited the ability of the army to play a role in restoring Lebanon’s unity, the command continued.
The Orientation Directorate said the abandonment of dialogue was a clear departure from the formula of coexistence and created an atmosphere conducive to violence and confrontation. Popular discord also undermined the unity of the military establishment, it added.
Saad Hariri is expected to hold a press conference at 8pm Beirut time.
No time for analysis. This is a war between the state and Hizbullah. There can be one winner.
When Israel attacked Lebanon, some of us pitched in to help the state. Our country is now being attacked by the Hizbullah terrorist organisation. If anyone has any ideas on how we, especially the ones residing abroad, can help win this fight, please speak now.