Terrorist Ibrahim Atrash, a Precious Army Catch


The Lebanese army arrested in the northeastern town of Arsal fugitive Ibrahim Qassem al-Atrash in a substantial move that could unravel additional terrorist cells that have schemed and executed bombings in several Lebanese areas.

“The phase before the apprehension of al-Atrash is not similar to after that because it will reveal dangerous files that could give clues to terrorist cells in Lebanon. It is the most important accomplishment so far,” unnamed security sources told An Nahar on Wednesday.

“The army intelligence had intensified measures in clandestine on the entrances of Arsal which led to the arrest of Atrash, 45, after hard work of tracing him for several years,” they added.

“He has been on the run for many years and is the most prominent terrorist figure on the list of arrests of the security forces. His apprehension came unannounced and without losses,” they said, noting that the fugitive was always moving under the protection of armed group working.

In 2013, al-Atrash who is nicknamed Abou al-Moaatasem, Abou Hassan and Ibrahim Tark, has together with the so-called emir of al-Nusra in Qalamoun Malek Abou al-Talleh, formed and armed the al-Nusra Front in the outskirts of Arsal.

“Al-Atrash is charged with kidnapping and assaulting army and ISF members during the 2014 clashes in Arsal,” the Lebanese Army Orientation Directorate said in a communique on Tuesday.

“He is also charged with launching rockets at several towns in the Bekaa, booby-trapping cars the latest was a a Jeep Cherokee in addition to opening fire and killing a number of citizens and injuring others,” it added.



Comments 12
Default-user-icon mowaten (Guest) 16 September 2015, 09:31

Innocent until proven guilty unless he is a Sunni. The Al Attrash name sounds Sunni to me. Hence, and therefore he is Guilty.

Default-user-icon tony sawayyah (Guest) 16 September 2015, 10:10

mowaten sorry to tell you but your comments are sectarian and repulsive!

Thumb _mowaten_ 16 September 2015, 10:41

he's a troll posting under dozens of fake names, don't mind him

Default-user-icon mowaten.darta (Guest) 16 September 2015, 10:45

is it you talking about trolls, mowaten?

Default-user-icon Rita Nahhas (Guest) 16 September 2015, 11:03

Who pays to post? Who pays for your internet quota? I find you on every article! I demand answers and Now!

Default-user-icon willypete222 (Guest) 16 September 2015, 11:05

Mowaten is the modern day version of Joseph Goebbel.
if you don't know who I mean ..you should !
look it up

Default-user-icon mowaten's father (Guest) 16 September 2015, 11:06

I disowned him a longtime ago. He was always a problem child. We tried our best to raise him up as a Lebanese but he always aspired to be Iranian. I recall when he was a baby…. his first words out of his mouth were not Mama or Baba or Ughha …… but Aya-tollah ! He would wake up in the middle of the night and ask his mother when the Ayatollah would come take him to Qom. In the end, we surrendered to God’s will and accepted things as they were. Child psychologists informed us he will grow up to be the most sectarian creature. Well, it seems they were right.

Thumb _mowaten_ 16 September 2015, 11:06

yes my dear troll, and you're a case in point, systematically following me on every article with your insipid comments like a desperate puppy

Default-user-icon mowaten.fantoura (Guest) 16 September 2015, 11:23

do you have a life other than naharnet, mowaten?

Missing CFTC 16 September 2015, 11:30

@mowaten E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T. Still laughing since the day you declared with a straight face you were a shiaa atheist and also a member of hezbollah with only one account. I think i will also continue to laugh at your statement "systematically following me on every article with your insipid comments ". Thank you Thank you

Thumb _mowaten_ 16 September 2015, 15:25

"do you have a life other than naharnet, mowaten?" says the guy who just posted 12 trolling comments on this page. rofl.

Default-user-icon Abbas Shoeib (Guest) 16 September 2015, 09:45

I am here today thanks to Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and thanks to those who kidnapped the Turkish pilots. I also thank General Security chief Abbas Ibrahim who planned, funded, and protected the Turkish pilots kidnappers and now the Czech journalists.