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Army Proceeds with Security Plan, Apprehends Wanted Individuals in al-Ouzai

The Lebanese army raided the houses of three wanted individuals in the area of al-Ouzai suburb of Beirut and succeeded in detaining all three, an army statement said on Friday.

At dawn, an army patrol raided the said area and arrested the captives on charges of arbitrarily shooting at houses. The military also detained another person for hostility against a military member.

Investigations have been opened in the case.

The army and Internal Security Forces kicked off on Tuesday a security plan in Beirut and its southern suburbs to apprehend outlaws.

The security plan, which includes Hizbullah's stronghold of Dahiyeh, is reportedly widely supported by the party and its Shiite ally AMAL movement.

However, the early announcement of the plan granted offenders time to evade security forces and flee to unknown whereabouts, similarly to the plan implemented in the eastern Bekaa Valley.

D.A.

M.T.


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