Army Arrests Suspects for Aiding Fighters in Bekaa Valley

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The Lebanese army has arrested several gunmen in the eastern Bekaa Valley for transporting aid to fighters based on the outskirts of the town of Arsal, the state-run National News Agency reported.

The military said the four suspects, who were in a pick-up truck, were seized in Arsal late Thursday. They are Syrian nationals who entered the country illegally.

NNA said, however, that they were transporting food and other urgent needs for the gunmen taking position on the outskirts of the eastern mountain range in Arsal.

The suspects were referred to the military police for questioning, the agency said.

Upon their arrest, the army consolidated its presence at checkpoints in the Bekaa's North, it added.

The army also said in its communique that it arrested an armed Syrian driving an unregistered Nissan Bluebird in the area of Damour in Shouf district.

The suspect was carrying a gun, a hunting rifle, a radio transceiver and ammunition, it said.

He was referred to the judiciary, the communique added.

Comments 3
Thumb ex-fpm 11 July 2014, 08:50

While we all love our army and support it no matter what, the army cannot appear to be taking sides. Anyone who is involved in Syria must be stopped and arrested. Otherwise, the LAF will lose its credibility specially that we live in a country of multi confessions. I hope the army is sensitive to this issue.

Default-user-icon please hezbolah, get elected (Guest) 11 July 2014, 10:52

this is LAF leader kahwaji positioning himself to be the next president.

Missing .karim. 11 July 2014, 15:42

Yes! God bless the Lebanese Army! Execute the terrorists!