Report: Starco Bomb Car Stolen from Shouf, Taken to Ain el-Hilweh

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The olive green Honda CRV used in the assassination of former minister Mohammed Shatah was stolen in early 2013 from the town of Rmeileh in the Shouf district, a media report citing preliminary investigations said on Friday.

“During the ongoing investigations, it turned out that a black Honda CRV belonging to Internal Security Forces Warrant Officer Elie F. was stolen from the Shouf coast area before it was seized by the Lebanese army at one of its checkpoints at the entrance of the (Palestinian) Ain el-Hilweh camp only several days after the theft of the first (olive green) car,” As Safir newspaper quoted sources involved in the investigation as saying.

The sources said “Ahmed A., aka Abu al-Daoud, was driving the black car and confessed during interrogation that he stole the olive green CRV that targeted Shatah's convoy in collaboration with a man called Moussa M. and another called Mohammed S. and nicknamed Mohammed al-Sarii,” adding that the car was carrying a license plate with the number 177647/S.

“This (olive green) car entered the Ain el-Hilweh camp some time ago and was given to a man nicknamed Talal al-Ordoni,” the sources quoted Abu al-Daoud as saying.

The sources noted that Moussa M. and Mohammed al-Sarii were members of the Fatah al-Islam who receive their orders from the group's top official Haitham al-Shaabi.

“Foreign inmate Morshed Abdul Rahman, who is jailed at the central Roumieh prison over the case of the two cars, confirmed to interrogators that Moussa M. and Mohammed al-Sarii took the car to the Ain el-Hilweh camp and that they are members of Fatah al-Islam,” the sources added.

But later on Friday, Munir al-Maqdah, a military commander of the Palestinian Fatah Movement, said the three men mentioned in the report are not members of Fatah al-Islam but rather of the Fatah Movement.

"Talal al-Ordoni is a Fatah colonel, Mohammed al-Sarii is a 15-year-old football player ... and Mohammed Saleh was briefly detained (by Lebanese security forces) for two hours today," Maqdah told LBCI television.

"This issue poses a threat to the Palestinian camps and we won't provide political cover for anyone," he noted.

Maqdah revealed that the three men were "jointly interrogated with Roumieh prison inmates and they denied any involvement in taking the car to the Ain el-Hilweh camp."

In response to a question, Maqdah confirmed that Haitham al-Shaabi is present at the al-Tawari neighborhood in Ain el-Hilweh, describing him as "one of the remnants of Jund al-Sham."

Shatah -- a former finance minister and an adviser to ex-Premier Saad Hariri -- was killed in a powerful car bombing in the Starco area in central Beirut as he was heading to a March 14 meeting at the Center House.

Several people were killed and dozens others were also wounded in the attack.

Comments 21
Thumb bill_the_butcher 27 December 2013, 23:15

gabby and terrorist

Why is the story a hoax? Because its not mentioning anyone from Hezz??
Its unbelievable how stupid Lebanese people can be.
Its also unbelievable how easy it is to manipulate you sheep.

Missing imagine_1979 28 December 2013, 14:02

We are sorry for that but we will try to improve and maybe we will reach assad chabiha mental level, khalass promisse..
Plus one for u to bro

Missing peace 28 December 2013, 01:15

destroy all parts of lebanon against your crazy M8 people... you ll be ruling the country on your own! it ll cure your complex of superiority... then you ll be fulfilling the desire of your master bashar who wanted to burn lebanon if ever they had to pull out ....

Missing tereza 28 December 2013, 01:26

I do not trust this story at all. An attack like the one on shatah, hariri, tripoli, the iranian embassy, dahyeh etc is planned by powerful influential people who have info on who is where doing what and where they can park and drive a car filled with danger.

Thumb habib 28 December 2013, 01:28

M8 sarbaddon 7ari2

Missing peace 28 December 2013, 01:32

"the terrorists site that Hariri founded!"

tell us more about this... it is interesting to know...

Thumb bill_the_butcher 28 December 2013, 02:14

Why isn't it plausible that Mohamed Chatah a moderate was assassinated by ISIS or AL -Qaida etc?!?!

Thumb Chupachups 28 December 2013, 09:43


You shouldn't leave your butchery unattended.

Missing imagine_1979 28 December 2013, 14:05

No it is will cuting of throat of fsa and syrian people da3ech and takfiris got the great idea of bombing chateh??? Just like they did with harir, kassir, hawi....?
U lose ur plus one on this one man it was too dum.. Sorry

Thumb proudm14 28 December 2013, 14:25

because ISIS/AlQ. would have no clue who he is, how to find him, nor would they have anything to gain by killing him. HA and Assad on the other hand know how to find and kill him, and know his influence as hariri's adviser. it's simple logic.

Thumb cedre 28 December 2013, 18:25

they dont have the training and intelligence billy boy

Thumb scorpyonn 28 December 2013, 04:35

Oh shut up you Iranian lapdog.

Thumb geha 28 December 2013, 05:22

Abou adas once more :)

Default-user-icon hanoun (Guest) 28 December 2013, 12:40

lot of cameras, everything is recorded ... the outcome of the investigation should be swift and soon Lebanese will discover the true identity of the terrorists

Default-user-icon Duh? (Guest) 28 December 2013, 13:04

Easy explanation: a Shia-advisor was killed at the Iranian embassy bombing (financed by Saudi) retaliated by a Sunni addvisor (Chatah) killed by the Shia.

Eye for the Eye.

Missing imagine_1979 28 December 2013, 13:58

Checker el abssi the return? Or abou adass the resurection?...
Once again, bravo...

Missing imagine_1979 28 December 2013, 14:00

He is probably held in teheran for wearing non conventional western tie... Big mistake santa, big mistake...
Bravo plus one for u to sagh...

Default-user-icon Arif (Guest) 28 December 2013, 14:15

ain el helwe and arsal must be destroyed. lol I like this comment and it is catchy... Sounds like The RINGmust be destroyed... Lord Of The Rings

Thumb proudm14 28 December 2013, 14:21

sagh the persian alawite that should book his ticket to moscow soon...

the sunni areas of beirut and parts of tripoli have christmas decorations all over...

the best universities and hospitals in the middle east are in the sunni and christian M14 areas of lebanon...what do you have in ba'ath soorya? poor people and bombs, no elections no civil rights no nothing.

go to al manar website and spew your devil-worshiping messages you dirty alawite. no one here cares.

Thumb _mowaten_ 28 December 2013, 16:40

who cares about proof? come on guys, dont be silly, hariri and the syrian opposition solved the case yesterday and already moved on to future steps. police works are ridiculously late and irrelevant, i think we should dissolve the security and use the money to better purposes, like compensating solidere for the losses incurred and pay hariri damages for the emotional distress he suffered.

Thumb cedre 28 December 2013, 18:24

usual qomi taqiya BS...