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Saqr Issues Search Warrant against Asir's Son

Military Tribunal Judge Saqr Saqr issued on Wednesday a search and investigation warrant against the son of Salafist cleric Ahmed al-Asir, Omar.

The warrant was issued on charges linked to an attempt to seize the weapons of security forces.

Saqr also issued an order to determine who was involved with Asir during Sunday's incident that witnessed a clash between him and an Internal Security Forces checkpoint in the southern city of Sidon.

The dispute broke out when the security members stopped a car with tinted windows that turned out to be driven by Omar al-Asir.

It was determined that he was not carrying a car license or another to drive a vehicle with tinted windows.

Asir promptly called for the assistance of gunmen who arrived at the scene and attempted to release him from the security forces' custody by force.

They then left the scene with Omar al-Asir and headed towards his father's Bilal bin Rabbah Mosque.

A clash had broken out later on Sunday between Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir and Hizbullah supporters.

Two of Asir's companions and an Egyptian national died in the clash that was a product of sectarian tensions in Sidon.


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