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Mass shooting in Baakline, 9 killed

Ice Tea

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The Chouf town of Baakline witnessed a mysterious massacre on Tuesday in which at least nine people were killed in separate locations.

The victims include a Syrian couple and their two children, a Syrian man, a Lebanese woman and three Lebanese men.

They were identified by the National News Agency as five Syrian workers, a Lebanese woman from the al-Timani family, Lebanese national Karim Nabil Harfoush and two Lebanese men who hail from the border town of Arsal.

Citing preliminary unconfirmed reports, NNA said the killings were carried out by the brothers M. and F. Harfoush with the aim of taking revenge on a Syrian man.

"After M. Harfoush killed his own wife (the woman from the al-Timani family) and four Syrians, his brother (Karim Harfoush) followed him to calm him down so he shot him dead. He then went to an agricultural area where two people from Arsal were cultivating land and he killed them after believing that they were Syrians. Accompanied by his brother, he later killed another Syrian man," NNA added.

It had earlier reported that a Kalashnikov assault rifle and a pump-action shotgun were used in the killings.

“The assailant fled through Baakline's forests near the river area and security forces are pursuing him,” the agency said.

The bodies of the dead were found in three separate locations in Baakline, LBCI TV reported.

It said the killings started at an under-construction house near the river which lies on a dead-end road surrounded by trees.

“A couple and their two children were shot dead there,” LBCI added.

“Lebanese neighbor Karim Harfoush, 27, heard the gunshots and headed to the site on his motorbike to determine the source of the gunfire before being shot dead by the killer, or the gang, who committed the crime,” the TV network said.

“The shooter, or several shooters, then walked around a kilometer to the river where they encountered Lebanese nationals Mohammed and Mahmoud Awdi, who hail from Arsal and were cultivating a grove there,” LBCI added, noting that the two were killed by a shotgun.

The gunman later killed a Syrian worker at a distant agricultural land, the TV network said.

“The crime has confused the area's residents as well as security forces,” LBCI added.

MP Talal Arslan later tweeted that "what happened in Baakline was a personal and family dispute that escalated into a horrible massacre," citing "preliminary information."

MP Marwan Hamadeh of the Democratic Gathering, who hails from the town, said there are indications that the killer could be "mentally disturbed."

"He must be pursued, arrested and put on a quick trial," he added.

"It is similar to the shootings that happen in America," Hamadeh told reporters in Beirut.

TV networks later said that army helicopters were flying over the Baakline forests in search of the shooter.

Baakline's mayor, Abdullah al-Ghoseini, told the daily An-Nahar newspaper that the motive behind the shooting was unclear, adding that it took place in an area that includes housing units for Syrian workers.

Such shootings in Lebanon, where many people keep rifles or pistols in their homes, are rare.

Lebanon is home to more than a million Syrian refugees and other Syrians who are residents.


 
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  • Ice Tea

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    I wonder what the Syrian guy did to provoke such a reaction from Harfoush? The Druze are extremely peaceful and would only be capable to kill someone in a situation to protect their families, like we all would. But the fact he killed fellow Druze (the ultimate sin according to Druze religion), including his wife and his brother, it's clear that he's mentally very ill. It's all very sad. May God confort the families and may God bless Baakline. 🙁
     
    Isabella

    Isabella

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    I wonder what the Syrian guy did to provoke such a reaction from Harfoush? The Druze are extremely peaceful and would only be capable to kill someone in a situation to protect their families, like we all would. But the fact he killed fellow Druze (the ultimate sin according to Druze religion), including his wife and his brother, it's clear that he's mentally very ill. It's all very sad. May God confort the families and may God bless Baakline. 🙁
    Let's see if I have this straight, not only are you victim blaming: "I wonder what the Syrian guy did to provoke such an attack" but follow it up with complete nonsense and end it with the Druze are extremely peaceful? Have you ever met such a thing as a history book? Forget about history for a second, have you ever heard of baysour, and the man who had his penis cut off for daring to marry a Druze woman?

    Honestly dude, this is pretty pathetic even for you! Two children were killed, not to mention 6 other people! Two children were killed holding each other with a bullet to their heads. Nothing and I mean absolutely nothing justifies this horrible murder! You don't wonder what motivated this monster to go on a killing rampage, you condemn him for his horrible crime!
     
    Ice Tea

    Ice Tea

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    Let's see if I have this straight, not only are you victim blaming: "I wonder what the Syrian guy did to provoke such an attack" but follow it up with complete nonsense and end it with the Druze are extremely peaceful? Have you ever met such a thing as a history book? Forget about history for a second, have you ever heard of baysour, and the man who had his penis cut off for daring to marry a Druze woman?

    Honestly dude, this is pretty pathetic even for you! Two children were killed, not to mention 6 other people! Two children were killed holding each other with a bullet to their heads. Nothing and I mean absolutely nothing justifies this horrible murder! You don't wonder what motivated this monster to go on a killing rampage, you condemn him for his horrible crime!
    And I'm condemning it. If the Syrian guy indeed did something, then only him should've been punished according to the LAW. The fact he killed innocent children and even his own relatives it's proof that he's mentally SICK. Unless you are insinuating all Druze are evil and capable of commiting such acts.
     
    Isabella

    Isabella

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    And I'm condemning it. If the Syrian guy indeed did something, then only him should've been punished according to the LAW. The fact he killed innocent children and even his own relatives it's proof that he's mentally SICK. Unless you are insinuating all Druze are evil and capable of commiting such acts.
    Even the man shouldn't have been killed, since this crime was labeled a crime of passion and the suspect also killed his wife, most probably she was cheating on him. You divorce a person cheating on you, you don't kill them and their lover.

    My comment on the Druze was regarding your "peaceful" comment.
     
    Rafidi

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    Even the man shouldn't have been killed, since this crime was labeled a crime of passion and the suspect also killed his wife, most probably she was cheating on him. You divorce a person cheating on you, you don't kill them and their lover.

    My comment on the Druze was regarding your "peaceful" comment.
    Our Ice forumer is having guilty conscience. He knows if this man was a Muslim, he would have labelled all Muslims as evil. So he is arguing out of guilty conscience or preemptively. He has always portrayed Druze and Christians as best friends on the forum, and wants to create an apartheid state exclusively for Druze and Christians like his Zionist apartheid regime in Palestine. And history is full of Druze massacres on Lebanese Christians. But, he has a mission to fulfill on the forum and it is mostly aimed at dividing Lebanese.
     
    Steven Gerrard

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    And I'm condemning it. If the Syrian guy indeed did something, then only him should've been punished according to the LAW. The fact he killed innocent children and even his own relatives it's proof that he's mentally SICK. Unless you are insinuating all Druze are evil and capable of commiting such acts.
    or maybe ya ice tea, the guy is just a murdering thug regardless of what faith he belongs to.

    You have bad apples every where, ma khass religion, khass the guy who committed it.
     
    Manifesto

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    Even the man shouldn't have been killed, since this crime was labeled a crime of passion and the suspect also killed his wife, most probably she was cheating on him. You divorce a person cheating on you, you don't kill them and their lover.

    My comment on the Druze was regarding your "peaceful" comment.
    So you have a problem with @Ice Tea saying that the Druze are peaceful?
    You always get up in arms when someone makes broad generalizations such as "black people are violent", "Indians don't bathe enough..."...

    So what's wrong with Ice Tea saying the Druze are peaceful?
    I don't personally like them, but their history is no less bloodier than that of Maronites, Sunnis, or Shiites.
     
    Isabella

    Isabella

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    So you have a problem with @Ice Tea saying that the Druze are peaceful?
    You always get up in arms when someone makes broad generalizations such as "black people are violent", "Indians don't bathe enough..."...

    So what's wrong with Ice Tea saying the Druze are peaceful?
    I don't personally like them, but their history is no less bloodier than that of Maronites, Sunnis, or Shiites.
    Hi, the war of 1860 and the civil war would like to have a word. It's not a sweeping generalisation to say they're not actually peaceful, particularly when they value honor killings and have such a bloody history, it's a fact. Yalla shoo
     
    Manifesto

    Manifesto

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    Hi, the war of 1860 and the civil war would like to have a word. It's not a sweeping generalisation to say they're not actually peaceful,
    So considering Africa has never produced any sophisticated civilizations and that Cape Town is murder capital of the world, I think it's safe to say that black people are not 'extremely peaceful' or particularly bright either. Am I correct?

    particularly when they value honor killings and have such a bloody history, it's a fact. Yalla shoo
    Aren't you making a sweeping generalization when you say the Druze 'value' honor killing? How many honor killings have taken place in the last decade? Probably fewer than you can count on one hand.
     
    Isabella

    Isabella

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    So considering Africa has never produced any sophisticated civilizations and that Cape Town is murder capital of the world, I think it's safe to say that black people are not 'extremely peaceful' or particularly bright either. Am I correct?

    Aren't you making a sweeping generalization when you say the Druze 'value' honor killing? How many honor killings have taken place in the last decade? Probably fewer than you can count on one hand.
    Mr I hate the Druze, never trust a Druze, the Druze are backstabbers, Muslims suck, black people are stupid, etc. Has an issue with a passing remark based on historical events that the Druze are not very peaceful, and suddenly just had to denounce double standards 😂 duly noted.

    Yalla shoo
     
    Saqar18

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    Druze are very peaceful.
    1860 war, it was 12,000 vs 50,000. They succeeded. Then it spread to Syria where muslims carried on the killings. Like what are you all on?
    1980 Civil war. The chouf was invaded by the lebanese army general. Thats considered self defense.
    On one thread, you all defend the empires and their reasons for killing, converting and pillaging. Then go on a misguided adventure of throwing things left and right.

    Im a little informed on the druze, however i can say they have a great track record of keeping peaceful.

    0 terroist attacks from druze-inspired motives.

    Yallah bring it
     

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    I know.......over 7000 druze. I haven't heard of honor killings? When was the last one?

    For the man who got his ying yang slapped off. There are rumours he raped her after seeing her multiple times. Then her family found out. Her brothers invited him over to finalize things. When he got there, it was surgically removed with an axe.
     
    Isabella

    Isabella

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    Druze are very peaceful.
    1860 war, it was 12,000 vs 50,000. They succeeded. Then it spread to Syria where muslims carried on the killings. Like what are you all on?
    1980 Civil war. The chouf was invaded by the lebanese army general. Thats considered self defense.
    On one thread, you all defend the empires and their reasons for killing, converting and pillaging. Then go on a misguided adventure of throwing things left and right.

    Im a little informed on the druze, however i can say they have a great track record of keeping peaceful.

    0 terroist attacks from druze-inspired motives.

    Yallah bring it
    Haha eh haram ktir mazloumin! Bi majzarit rashaya the Druze were actually throwing flowers and rice at those pesky runaway Christians and they just spontaneously decided to slaughter themselves! And then their zombie ghosts chased the survivors to zahle and slaughtered everyone there. And the Christians from chouf omg, henne they just decided for absolutely no reason to ditch their homes and all their belongings and go live as refugees in other areas during the civil war. There was absolutely no ethnic cleansing during the mountain war massacres, kello kezb. And that guy from baysour he cut off his own penis and blamed it on his wife's family...

    As everyone knows, being a very active party in not one but two civil wars is the very epitome of "peacefulness"!
     
    Saqar18

    Saqar18

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    Haha eh haram ktir mazloumin! Bi majzarit rashaya the Druze were actually throwing flowers and rice at those pesky runaway Christians and they just spontaneously decided to slaughter themselves! And then their zombie ghosts chased the survivors to zahle and slaughtered everyone there. And the Christians from chouf omg, henne they just decided for absolutely no reason to ditch their homes and all their belongings and go live as refugees in other areas during the civil war. There was absolutely no ethnic cleansing during the mountain war massacres, kello kezb. And that guy from baysour he cut off his own penis and blamed it on his wife's family...

    As everyone knows, being a very active party in not one but two civil wars is the very epitome of "peacefulness"!
    Are you tryjng to see only 1 side? You were just defending your sect on another thread yet i dont see your principles when it comes to minorites.

    Yes, of couse they were involved, actually in many wars.

    1860, the druze were attacked first. So do you expect an out manned sect whos numbers werent growing to just take it?

    Mountain war they were attacked first.
    Its self defense in my opinion.

    1970's Kamal joumblatt was said to control 80%, of lebanon at that time until Syria dealt with that threat.
    1860's The talhuqs, al atrash, imad clans had sway in lebanon.

    In regards to the christians that were killed in rashaya. Yes, i have not seen any other historical stories proving this otherwise.

    But, with all of this. They still have a great track record of peace. No terrorist attacks committed by relgious zeal.
     
    Saqar18

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    But this thread is about the people killed in baakline. Heartbreaking story. Is he still on the loose?
     
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