Army Seizes Large Arms Cache at Depot in Akkar, Detains Syrians near Arsalإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
The Lebanese army raided a weapons depot in the town of Aidamoun in the northern district of Akkar and arrested six Syrians in the barren mountains near Arsal.
According to the state-run National News Agency, an army unit raided on Thursday night an army depot in the town of Aidamoun in Akkar.
The army command issued on Friday a communique saying that a unit raided a lathe workshop owned by Ibrahim Aref Maqsoud after obtaining information on the presence of a large cache of weapons.
The warehouse, according to the statement, includes an RPG launcher, six RPG shells, two grenades, four Kalashnikov, four sniper scopes, four rifle scopes, two guns, a BK machine gun, a Dushka machine gun, two artillery shells, a large quantity of gunpowder and several other military ammo and weapons.
The investigation was referred to the military police under the supervision of the competent authority, the army added.
Meanwhile, NNA reported that the army detained at dawn six Syrians, including three armed, in the barren mountains in the Eastern Mountain range near northeastern border town of Arsal.
The news agency said that three other Syrians were detained in the area of Wadi al-Shaath while trying to infiltrate Lebanon.
The detainees were referred to the military police in northern Bekaa.
Later the NNA said that a State Security unit detained Ashraf F. A., who hails from the town of Akroum, after he failed to stop at a checkpoint at the entrance of the Akkar village of Shadra.
The detainee is wanted on several charges and was handed over to the competent authorities.