Report: Roumieh Prisoners Running Terrorist Cells

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Security forces and the army have taken strong measures around the country's largest prison over terrorist networks run by inmates and a plan to escape from the facility, al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Thursday.

The daily quoted security officials as saying that the ISF temporarily prevented the passage of vehicles on the road leading to Roumieh prison after suspects told investigators that terrorists were plotting an attack using a bomb-laden truck and inmates were planning a massive escape.

The ISF cited “security reasons” for the heavy measures, which went into effect on Tuesday night, but the officials said police had information that two of the prison's Islamist inmates were managing cells outside the facility.

“A terrorist network that has been recently busted is directly linked to the two prisoners,” they told al-Akhbar.

The authorities have announced the arrest in the past weeks of several suspected terrorists plotting to carry out suicide bombings in Lebanon.

Previous attacks have been claimed by extremists, who have vowed to carry out more assaults to avenge the presence of Hizbullah fighters in Syria.

The Shiite party has sent its members to the neighboring country to fight alongside President Bashar Assad's troops against the Sunni rebels.

Dozens of Islamist inmates are held in Roumieh. They are awaiting trial for their alleged involvement in the clashes between Fatah al-Islam terrorist group and the Lebanese army in the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared in 2007.

The emir of the al-Qaida-linked Jabhat al-Nusra in al-Qalamoun has recently promised in an audio message to free the Islamist prisoners “within days.”

Abou Malek al-Shami described the inmates as “Muslim captives and jihadist brethren.”



Comments 5
Missing karim.. 03 July 2014, 08:58

Hang all the FSA-Al Qaeda jihadist terrorists. Send the Palestinian/Syrian refugees to the kingdom of terrorism. Arrest the Saudi diplomat for espionage, the promotion of terrorism, and for endangering Lebanese national security. Impose severe visa restrictions on GCC nationals and put the GCC nationals currently within Lebanon on 24-hour surveillance.

God bless Lebanese independence and freedom, and no to the evil, vile schemes of the kingdom of terrorism!

Default-user-icon dddd (Guest) 03 July 2014, 10:10

If it wasn't for the 'Maghawir el Jaych' the prison would have been empty by now... inmates are stronger than our state but not stronger than the Lebanese Army

Default-user-icon 8653011 (Guest) 03 July 2014, 10:57

My name is 8653011 - I live in cell 65
They own me 24 hours the day, took my freedom away
I got nothing but time, time, time

Missing karim.. 03 July 2014, 11:45

Dont get too excited Phil, the Roumieh prisons are your jihadist terrorist allies.

Thumb zeinab.ali.jaafar 03 July 2014, 12:33

yes phil falafil, don't get too excited. listen to what karim has to say.
i'll be watching some news on manar tv in the meantime. you boys be good. let the brainwashing begin!