Islamic Action Front Official Shot Dead in Bahsa in Tripoli

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Islamic Action Front official Saadeddine Ghiyyeh was killed on Tuesday after sustaining gunshots wounds to his head.

According to state-run National News Agency, masked men opened fire at Ghiyyeh in al-Bahsa in the northern city of Tripoli.

The news agency reported that two men on a motorcycle shot Ghiyyeh, who was in his car, in the head.

He was submitted to the hospital in a critical condition with media outlets reporting his death later on.

Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) reported that the Lebanese army swiftly cordoned off and deployed in the area to halt any negative repercussions to the incident.

In September, a bomb exploded in the car of the 43-year-old Ghiyyeh after he parked it in al-Qobba area in the northern city.

The explosion only caused material damage.

The Islamic Action Front is an umbrella grouping of pro-Syrian regime Sunni groups in Lebanon.

Head of Islamic Tawhid Movement-Command Council Sheikh Hashem Minkara, who is close to Ghiyyeh, denounced the Islamic official's death.

He called on the Lebanese state to reveal those who are responsible for the attack and end the security chaos in Tripoli.

“The assaults against Islamic figures and Ulemas in the north were enough... The killing of Ghiyyeh was on the hands of mercenaries, who don't have a religion,” Minkara told reporters.

He considered that the incident comes as a result of the strong rhetoric of some figures.

“Ghiyyeh's fate will become the fate of all those who are pro or anti (Syria),” Minkara added.

“We should all realize the critical stage that the country is passing through,” he stressed, urging all sides “to return to the voice of reason.”

Later on Tuesday, caretaker Interior Minister Marwan Charbel told radio Voice of Lebanon that concerned authorities have started investigating the incident.

"We have questioned several detainees over Ghiyyeh's assassination and we gathered some clues that can be used in investigation," he said.

Charbel pointed out, however, that the killing of the Tripoli figure has political links and "is not an assassination."

Tripoli is regularly the scene of violence between its Sunni majority and a minority of Alawites -- the religious community from which Syria's President Bashar Assad hails.

Violence has usually pitted the Sunni neighborhood of Bab al-Tabbaneh, which backs the Syrian uprising, against the neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen, which is populated by Alawites.

The Syrian uprising, which pits a Sunni-dominated rebellion against the Assad government, has inflamed existing sectarian tensions in Lebanon.

Comments 34
Thumb benzona 12 November 2013, 09:27

Our, this pic ruined my day. Its too gore for me.

Who's the victim? Is he known for some oh his good or bad deed?

Thumb _mowaten_ 12 November 2013, 11:36

you call that gore yet you support terrorists in syria who did a million times worse. thousands of people who were slowly diced to small pieces by nusra/isil/fsa would have dreamt of a quick clean death like that one.

Thumb benzona 12 November 2013, 11:43

you should know and admit by now that half of the jihadists are freed of syrian jails on bachar's order and paid by him to create this. they're the same people he's been sending to Iraq since 2003 equipped with explosive belts. so, yes, they are horrible people... but they are working for Bachar and side by side with Hezbollah and the Chabiha.

Thumb _mowaten_ 12 November 2013, 13:02

and about the absolutely ridiculous myth according to which assad was sending jihadis to iraq, here's a report that settles it once and for all:

Thumb FlameCatcher 12 November 2013, 13:09

Only a heartless excuse for a human being can praise killings and deaths.

@Mowaten, you cannot justify murders by accusing others of doing the same. Killers should be brought to justice and pay heavily for their crimes. Justice however is a concept beyond your comprehension as the parties you support keep protecting and harboring criminals !

And about Assad's terrorist activities, do you deny he sent bombs to Lebanon through people like Samaha an co ? Do you deny he helped establish and arm Sunni terrorists in Lebanon the same way he did Hezbollah ? Do you deny he and his secret services tortured and butchered Lebanese ?

Oh please deny this as a myth to show your complete ignorance to the world once more !

Thumb _mowaten_ 12 November 2013, 13:11

who said anything about justifying murders? you should learn to read and think before you write your worn out rhetoric. i'm not interested in explaining you everyday the same thing because you're stuck on a broken record.

Thumb FlameCatcher 12 November 2013, 13:19

@Mowaten: "good you didnt see what your rebel friends did in syria, you wouldnt have slept at all in the last 3 years."

I don't see you condemning these murders ... you jump to compare this and what a couple of terrorists in Syria are doing.

You also jump to put all syrian rebels under the same terrorist flag which shows your complete ignorance of the situation once more.

Rebels / Anti-Assad are not terrorists. There are terrorist elements against assad. Once you understand this, you can join the adult table and debate with the rest of us ! Until then, you're a child who can only see in black and white when there are countless colors and shades of grey.

Thumb _mowaten_ 12 November 2013, 13:31

a couple of terrorists? seriously? man take a hike, i was talking to benzo and you obviously dont understand plain english so dont stick your propaganda everywhere.

fyi, that guy was against al qaeda and isil. so dont lament his death too much because once you realize your friends killed him you're going to have a hard time justifying it like you always do.

Thumb FlameCatcher 12 November 2013, 13:39

Yes, a couple of terrorists. Are the millions of syrians who are against Bashar and want change all terrorists ?

There are less sunni terrorists in Syria than there are Hezbollah terrorist fighters.

And me and "my friends" (whoever you think they are) are not in the business of killing or praising deaths. I don't even praise or support any political parties.

You however align yourself with known murderers and terrorists and struggle to justify their crimes day in and day out by finding excuses that are so out of place... (Israel this, Takfiri that, Nusra that...) so buzz off.

You struggle to paint a picture of your opposition in Syria and Lebanon being terrorist worshippers. Only a brainwashed idiot can say that !

I live in the real world and see things for what they are. I don't live in fairy tale land with Santa Claoun and Hassan Kezballah telling me bedtime stories !

Thumb _mowaten_ 12 November 2013, 13:39

keep hitting "report" to try shut me up, i'll keep reposting.
hahaha no why stop at half? say all of them! or 150% of them, why not go crazy since we can talk BS out of our rears?

not for you since you dont care, but for the few people with brains in here and who care about facts, here's the actual story behind that propaganda line that islamofascit supporters use:
the only release of islamists was in the early days of the protests, in a bid to appease tensions. the total number of released prisonners was 200, "most of which" were islamists:

and in any case, the tens of thousands of tchechens, libyans, saudis, afghans, british, american, sweedish, australians, jordanian, irakis and whatnot who were sent on a sexual jihad were never in syrian jails, and hopefully, they never will be. let them go straight to fertilizer status.

Thumb _mowaten_ 12 November 2013, 13:40

but having said this, ben of zona, you have my most sincere condolences for the loss of your boyfriend

Thumb FlameCatcher 12 November 2013, 13:59

@Mowaten : you have a completely flawed opinion

1- The release of Islamist prisoner only served the purpose to sabotage the opposition. Not to appease tension. You support Assad yet do not even know his strategies.

2- "Tens of thousands" of foreign terrorist fighters ? Where do you get your numbers ? Probably from the same source that claims that over 50% of the Lebanese are pro M8 :)

Read this about the number of foreign fighters in Syria :

At most there are 6,000 of them without counting Hezbollah's 15,000 mercenary terrorists !

3- "let them go straight to fertilizer status." This is where you justify killing ! You just proved yourself wrong !

So please, stop inventing numbers out of your head and go back to your fairy tale land where Super Nasrallah will save your world from the evil Zombie terrorist plague which is taking over the world !

Thumb _mowaten_ 12 November 2013, 14:15

lol flamecatcher, okay there are a couple of foreign terrorists, and 1.5 million hezbollah fighters in syria.
i'm not going to waste my time any further with you, since you invent figures when it suits you, and misquote partial information from wikipedia

and about the fertilizer, i maintain what i said, i wish every single one of these jihadis and foreign fighters die in syria and be left to rot on the ground. but fyi this is not "murder", it's it's self-defense because they came to syria to wage war.

Thumb _mowaten_ 12 November 2013, 14:16

ps: here are the real syrian activists that you claim to be speaking for:

Thumb FlameCatcher 12 November 2013, 14:23

Yes FT, please stop wasting my time.

The wikipedia article has over 51 sources but you only rely on your sole source of information it seems.

Unlike you, I don't invent figures. My number are based on cross referencing many sources. I don't write comment for sensationalism either !

So here I have you saying you never Justify deaths in one comment and justifying deaths in another. Ya mahla Walid Jumblat and Michel Aoun ...

You cannot keep your opinions straight which shows you're incapable of dialogue because you have no opinion !

Thumb _mowaten_ 12 November 2013, 14:24

ROFL. the hypocrisy.

Thumb FlameCatcher 12 November 2013, 14:32

Seems you just looked at yourself in the mirror and learned something new about you.

I wouldn't call you a hypocrite myself ... just a lost soul...

Thumb _mowaten_ 12 November 2013, 15:15

what a philosopher. ya shepherd enta.

Thumb liberty 12 November 2013, 11:39

what has Syria got to do with this article? or you need to spread your propaganda at every corner, applicable, not applicable, or otherwise?

Default-user-icon Offbeat- (Guest) 12 November 2013, 09:47

Naharnet.. pls ya 3ami respect yourself like any other media outlet. It you want to publish such photos, give the reader the option to view. WARNING EXPLICIT IMAGES THAT MIGHT MAKE YOU VOMIT AHEAD.... shi heik.

Thumb benzona 12 November 2013, 11:17

censorship? man, it debatable!

if people don't want to see the truth, they could just avoid naharnet.... and put on Disney Channel.

Thumb mckinl 12 November 2013, 09:59

Bashar? Bandar? local Islamists? Brotherhood housecleaning?

The small amount of explosives in the first attempt on Saadeddine Ghiyyeh and the "surgical strike" this time around tells me it is a local affair, Islamists or housecleaning as the perpetrators were avoiding civilian casualties. In any case it seems as though the Brotherhood is in everyone's sights these days.

Default-user-icon assaad (Guest) 12 November 2013, 10:15

serious people like naharnet shouldn't put this photo online. did you think about the family ?? not professional at all

Default-user-icon su3ad (Guest) 12 November 2013, 11:05

It's not that horrible ! we daily see images like this online and on tv and no one objects! this is the real world ... deal with it

Thumb benzona 12 November 2013, 11:16

although I find it gore, it's reality and it cannot be edulcorated. just like Bachar's Chabiha and HA desecrating people, kids in Syria.... it prevented me from sleeping so many nights. Now I know what they truly are when I see armed militiamen in Beirut and Dahyeh.

Thumb _mowaten_ 12 November 2013, 11:34

ho sensitive. good you didnt see what your rebel friends did in syria, you wouldnt have slept at all in the last 3 years.

Thumb FlameCatcher 12 November 2013, 12:32

Mowaten : just because you support Hezbollah terrorists and murders doesn't mean your opponents support crimes and murders committed by sunni rogue terrorist groups.

Thumb benzona 12 November 2013, 11:18

Whoever this guy was, I fear a retaliation!

Default-user-icon Forsimbio Aklamiz (Guest) 12 November 2013, 11:26

He pointed out the congruence between two doctrines: Wahhabism and Judaism. takbir

Default-user-icon Forsimbio Aklamiz (Guest) 12 November 2013, 11:38

Thumbs down for saying like it is! How about a couple of killer bullets, too? This from some lover of life, obviously. The man didn't even carry a weapon! God have mercy. takbir

Missing patriot10 12 November 2013, 12:49

1 dead a lot to go :)
everyone who supports assad or hizbshaitan has a bullet waiting for them.

Missing lebanese69 12 November 2013, 13:23

This guy would still be alive if he lived in Yemen.I'm sure Tripoli will produce more people like him ,to either cheer for Assad or the FSA.

Thumb benzona 12 November 2013, 16:48

we like Movaten, stop trying taking him away from us. Naharnet would be boring without his silliness. however, you may go freely, you're not needed here ^^* LOL

Missing VINCENT 13 November 2013, 00:04

"Islamic Action Front." Need I say more? Wake up and smell the coffee of the religious crimes Lebanon has been made part of. Shameful. And by the way, if these crimes were being perpetrated by worshipers of "Ra Sun God", I would tell them they need to think twice who they praying to.