BEIRUT, March 19 (Xinhua) -- Lebanon witnessed in the past 48 hours the most dangerous security situation in years due to a series of bombings targeting anti-Syria Lebanese figures, the country's army commander said Tuesday.
Jean Qahwaji, Lebanese Armed Forces Commander General, was quoted by As-safir daily as saying that these incidents were a sign of the ongoing sectarian and political conflicts in the country.
On Sunday, two Sunni clerics were assaulted in the Shiite area of Khandaq al-Ghamiq in Lebanon's capital Beirut. Demonstrators later blocked roads with garbage bins and burned tires in Beirut and other cities to protest against the attacks.
Advising politicians to be aware of the danger of political tension, Qahwaji also said Lebanon "is capable of overcoming all obstacles" and further stressed that the military will do all it can to prevent strife and confrontation.