Lebanese marijuana farmers ward off army with mortar, machine-gun fire

24.07.2012                      05.Aw. 5772

Libanon:

Lebanese marijuana farmers ward off army with mortar, machine-gun fire

No casualties reported as farmers defend their lucrative yet illegal crop against security forces.

Farmers armed with machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars forced government troops to abandon an operation to destroy their illegal cannabis crop in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley on Monday, a witness said….