Army Searches for Suspects in Tariq al-Jedideh

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Army troops on Wednesday carried out raids in the Beirut area of Tariq al-Jedideh in search for suspects.

“The army is carrying out raids in Tariq al-Jedideh in search of suspects wanted on terrorism charges,” LBCI television reported.

MTV said troops raided places near the Cola and Corniche al-Mazraa areas in Beirut.

Meanwhile, al-Jadeed television said the army staged raids near the Beirut Arab University in Tariq al-Jedideh in search for fugitives.

It also reported raids in the nearby Afif al-Tibi Street.

According to state-run National News Agency, one person was arrested and a car was seized in Afif al-Tibi.

Al-Manar television said the arrested man was a Saudi national, adding that a woman who was with him was also apprehended.

"The raids in Tariq al-Jedideh are interconnected and part of the preemptive security plan that security agencies are implementing to bust terrorist cells," Army chief General Jean Qahwaji said as he entered a security meeting at the Grand Serail.

Later on Wednesday, MTV said security forces were still encircling a number of buildings in Tariq al-Jedideh.

The development comes amid heightened security measures in Lebanon in the wake of a number of bombings that rocked several regions.

Last week, a Saudi suicide bomber blew himself up at the Duroy Hotel in Beirut's Raouche area as General Security agents tried to storm his room. His accomplice, also a Saudi citizen, survived the blast and is being questioned.

Earlier in June, security forces raided the Napoleon Hotel in Beirut's Hamra district after obtaining information on a plot to target hospitals and high-ranking security officials.

Over 100 people were interrogated during the security raid but only a Frenchman who is originally from the Comoros islands was arrested and has reportedly confessed to being sent by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant to carry out a terrorist attack in Lebanon.

Also in June, a suicide blast at the entrance of Beirut's southern suburbs, Hizbullah's main bastion, killed a security officer and wounded 20 others.

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



Comments 9
Default-user-icon لبناني عتيق (Guest) 02 July 2014, 17:31

what should we recognize from this unclear picture?

Missing karim.. 02 July 2014, 20:11

Terrorism in Tariq Al Jdideh? No way!

Thumb _mowaten_ 02 July 2014, 20:26

bless the army for busting your hateful sectarian rabid dogs. here's hoping you're next :)

Thumb _mowaten_ 02 July 2014, 20:27

yep, didnt you see the raids in dahiyeh, brital and baalback last month? maybe you should clean your eyes, they are full of sectarian crap.

Thumb _mowaten_ 02 July 2014, 20:52

need examples?
OUCH! i think thats a textbook case of INYOURFACE

Missing coolmec 02 July 2014, 21:44

Hello speakfrrely
I hope things are ok with you

Thumb freedomarch 03 July 2014, 03:24

Partition? Instead of asking you christian brothers to help not to cover terrorists from anyplace they come, and Lebanon is is yours to rule.

Missing cedars 03 July 2014, 04:48

They are looking for the dudes that were on the top of the building firing shots when the long neck faked again his election in the jealous neighboring country.

Missing 7alesh 03 July 2014, 05:52

are you "fida sirmayit el syed" ?