Reports: Six Fatah al-Islam Members Escape from Ain el-Hilweh

إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية W460

Conflicting reports have emerged over the escape of seven Fatah al-Islam members from the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh in southern Lebanon on Tuesday, reported Voice of Lebanon radio on Thursday.

An informed security source from the South stated that leading member Toufic Taha is among them.

It remains unclear where the fugitives escaped to, but it has been speculated that they may have headed to Syria.

A Palestinian source identified the five other Fatah Islam members as Haitham al-Shaabi, Mohammed al-Aarfi, Ziad Abou al-Niaaj, Mohammed Ibrahim al-Mansour, and Oussama Shehabi.

An expanded meeting for Fatah members and the representative of the Palestinian Authority in Lebanon Azzam al-Ahmed was promptly held at the Palestinian Embassy in Beirut as soon as the news of the escape broke out.

The Lebanese army had recently uncovered a takfiri network within its ranks, which was planning on carrying out attacks against army barracks and centers.

Taha has been found to be the head of the network.

Al-Joumhouria newspaper reported in March that Taha is one of the most active members of al-Qaida in Lebanon and he is also in constant internet contact with al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri from whom he receives orders and directions.

Comments 14
Missing helicopter 17 May 2012, 14:56

Since they have know that all along why they did not storm the freaking camp and arrest all of them. If the 7 went to Syria that is great news, now storm the camp, arrest the other 7000 and send them to Syria as well (and a build a wall on the border after doing that)

Thumb Chupachups 17 May 2012, 15:01


Thumb thefool 17 May 2012, 15:40

Let's hope they don't plan to come back into Lebanon. As in ever.

Missing trigger 17 May 2012, 15:42

the palestinian militias in charge of the camp were definitely protecting them, it is impossible they were there without their knowledge and cover.
i think the Army should question them and detain them because they are involved!!!!

Thumb jcamerican 17 May 2012, 21:01

They ran because they couldn't handle the living conditions there. I guess they are not as tough as expected of them.

Missing peace 18 May 2012, 00:01

oh! how strange! unrest in tripoli, these islamists paid by syria escape... how many coincidences!
syria is starting to spread chaos in lebanon with the benediction of M8....

Thumb kesrweneh 18 May 2012, 09:00

Dr Slash you should read some more medical books, search for the word ischemia am sure some more education will cure form ur chronic FLism

Thumb kesrweneh 18 May 2012, 09:01

I wonder why M14 are not claimimg on every roof that those are heros! after all they killed Lebanese Army mbrs just like LF and just lik Harriri is demanding

Missing peace 18 May 2012, 10:27

because they are bashar s agents and came from syria remember? just as aoun said it would happen....

Thumb thepatriot 19 May 2012, 22:10


Thumb sophia_angle 18 May 2012, 12:45

Salafis..Qaida...etc are all Sunnis extremist sect their sponsor is Saudi Arabia their duty to serve their king..Getting rid of them is not easy they are among us because now lebanon became their base of operations to free syria n to turn lebanon their own way.

(the concept is making a power resembling hisballa for a war unleeshed with israel from south n free syrian army from north)

Missing peace 18 May 2012, 14:50

what about the irani paid chia islamists called hezbollah?

Default-user-icon Greenie (Guest) 19 May 2012, 13:56

Keserweneh has to get the LF involved in any of his comments
Traumatized ?? seek a shrink ,he might help you get over it .
You were not so worried that worried about the clashes between the army and the Jaafar clan last week leaving 16 injured lebanese soldier.
Not so concerned about the ban hizbolla put on the lebanese army entering the town
Tonto y no solo tonto tambien capullo

Thumb thepatriot 19 May 2012, 22:12

Hezb and salafis are 2 sides of the same filthy coin!