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Ten Charged with Forming Armed Groups in Tripoli, Army Arrests 21 Others

Ten people have been charged on Tuesday with forming armed groups in the northern city of Tripoli, reported the National News Agency.

It said that State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr charged eight detainees, including Hatem al-Janzarli, and two commanders of the Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhoods in Tripoli.

Janzarli was charged with opening fire at the army.

The commanders in the Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhoods have been identified as Abdul Rahman Diab and Abdul Karim Suleiman.

The two fugitives are wanted for forming armed groups aimed at undermining the state, added NNA.

They are also charged with igniting military battles in Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh, firing rockets, the attempted murder of civilians and soldiers, and the destruction of public and private property.

If indicted, the suspects could face the maximum sentence of the death penalty.

Janzarli was arrested on Sunday during an army raid in Tripoli.

A.al-Ghoul, A.al-Niz, M.Ouloulou, and M.al-Homsi were also arrested in the raid.

Later in the afternoon, the military institution announced arresting 21 people who hail from Tripoli's rival neighborhoods on charges of committing crimes and participating in firing gunshots, an army communique said.

The Intelligence Bureau referred 8 of them to the military prosecution, the statement added.

Fighting linked to conflict in Syria frequently erupts between the rival neighborhoods, with residents of Bab al-Tabbaneh supporting Syrian rebels and residents of Jabal Mohsen backing the Syrian regime.

At least ten people were killed and 40 wounded in the latest round of fighting that broke out on Saturday.


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