Army Apprehends Terrorist Cell Planning to Assassinate Prominent Security Official

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The army intelligence detained the members of a terrorist network, who are suspected of planning to assassinate a high-ranking security official in the North, the military said in a communique issued on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the army intelligence apprehended a terrorist cell in the Lebanese Qalamoun region.

The network was seeking to assassinate a prominent security official in the North.

The detainees were identified as: Wassim Ahmed al-Qass, Wissam Ahmed al-Qass, Dani Ahmed al-Qass, Amjad Nouhad al-Khatib and Nabil Kamel Bayda.

“The army intelligence will continue to pursue suspects to arrest the remaining members of the cell and reveal their connections and schemes,” the statement said.

Security forces began recently enforcing strict measures and carrying out raids in several areas after obtaining information on a plot to target hospitals and high-ranking security officials.

On early Tuesday a suicide blast in Beirut's southern suburbs, Hizbullah's main bastion, killed a security officer and wounded 20 others.

No one has claimed the attack, but an audio recording posted on YouTube by Abdullah Azzam Brigades said there would be more "strikes" if Hizbullah does not pull out of Syria.

The bombing in Tayyouneh came three days after a suicide attack in eastern Lebanon that killed one person and wounded 30.

The Abdullah Azzam brigades is an al-Qaida-linked group that has previously claimed responsibility for other Syria-related violence in Lebanon.

Meanwhile, media reports said that the Anti-Terror Bureau apprehended overnight Wednesday Abdullah and Ahmed Salah Eddine, Wiam al-Mustapha, Mohammed Khaled Salah Eddine, Bilal al-Mustapha and Abdul Rahman al-Sayyed in Tripoli's al-Zahiriyeh area.

Ahmed al-Mustapha meanwhile managed to escape.

The six men hail from the northern town of Fneideq and are charged with opening fire after the arrest of a man from the Zahraman family.

They are also charged with carrying out other security violations.



Comments 14
Thumb smarty 25 June 2014, 13:36

the army should also apprehend the assassins Hariri, Tueni, etc...

Do I need to provide them the culprits' addresses in Dahye and Damascus?

Default-user-icon Hanoun (Guest) 25 June 2014, 13:50

just tell mr mashnouq and mr riffi to do their job aren't they top officials for security and justice

Thumb thepatriot 26 June 2014, 13:16

FT ya Ahbal! It is not the STL that jailed the 4 generals! It is the STL that rerleased them!

Missing 25 June 2014, 14:00

Actually no! They are all Sunnis and I happen to know the families.

Missing 25 June 2014, 14:02

I am talking about the ones from Qalamoun.

Missing 25 June 2014, 21:44

So many thumbs down for a factual statement :)

Default-user-icon mustapha o. ghalayini (Guest) 25 June 2014, 14:47

the real battle raging now is between "moderate" sunnis and "extremist" sunnis.

Thumb lebpatriot2223 25 June 2014, 14:48

Sunni lies, terrorism, and delusions at its finest hour.

Missing 25 June 2014, 15:10


Missing 26 June 2014, 04:39

Funny FT but I am sure you are talking about the lebtraitor2223

Thumb iamymasterscard 25 June 2014, 19:38

No fair all the haters everyone has the right to go to the refreshing place that's described here where cocktails are served and classical music is playing..

I wonder if they have mini pizzas there, I love mini pizzas but he doesn't say. Someone should ask him I think it would be a great selling points, replace the old "Thank you Qatar" billboards with "Go to Paradise ***NOW SERVING MINI PIZZAS***"

Missing people-power 25 June 2014, 20:36

This reminds me of all the arrests that were made regarding the attacks on M14 figures, such as:

Rafik Hariri
Basil Fleihan
Marwan Hamadeh
Samir Kassir
George Hawi
Eias Murr
May Chidiac
Gebran Tueni
Pierre Gemayel
Walid Eido
Antoine Ghanem
Francois Hajj
Wissam Eid
Wissam al Hassan
Mohamed Chatah
Boutros Harb

Were there suspects in these murders? Yes (HA)

Was there evidence against the suspects? Yes, plenty.

Were there arrests made? No, not one

Missing peace 25 June 2014, 21:21

FT spends his time here insulting people only to show how empty FPMers minds are because they have zero arguments to justify their stupidity...
so they insult all those against them believing they will grow balls where they lack them....

Missing 7alesh 26 June 2014, 12:37

Da3esh = Hizballa
same book, different author