Army Confirms Arrest of 5 Syrians in Nabatiyeh Attack Plot

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The Army command confirmed on Saturday reports that the military arrested five Syrians in the southern town of Nabatiyeh after seizing explosives and ammunition from them.

“As part of security measures taken by military units throughout Lebanese territories and after receiving information about some people carrying out a suspicious security activity in a housing area in the city of Nabatiyeh, a patrol raided the area and arrested” the five Syrians, the army command said in a communique.

It identified the men as Khodr Mohammed al-Fnoush, Sheikh Mohammed Saleh al-Fattah, Ahmed Mohammed al-Fnoush, Hussein Farhan al-Fattah and Wael Hussein al-Hassan.

The Army patrol seized explosives, mortar ammunition with Hebrew letters, in addition to a detonator, the communique said.

The Army issued its statement a day after the state-run National News Agency and other media reports said the five men were arrested in the Nabatiyeh neighborhood of al-Maslakh as they were planning to detonate the explosives during the Muharram (Ashoura) 9 procession planned in Nabatiyeh on Saturday.

The last day of Ashoura, Muharram 10 in the Islamic lunar calendar, marks the climax of mourning for the death of reverred Imam Hussein bin Ali -- the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed – at the hands of the army of the caliph Yazid during the Battle of Karbala in 680 AD.

Comments 6
Default-user-icon adnan (Guest) 24 November 2012, 15:26

five new samahas trying to saw sectarian troubles

Thumb thefool 24 November 2012, 15:26

Syrians with Hebrew written weapons? How they managed to get those?

Great going & superb Job to our Lebanese National Army.

Thumb Chupachups 24 November 2012, 16:22

Didn't LF give their weapons away after civil war???...... Tik tok

Default-user-icon Ben Dou (Guest) 24 November 2012, 15:33

Geagea provided the weapons and judge Saqr Saqr will release them due to he is incompetent for his job.

Thumb Chupachups 24 November 2012, 16:23

Third _ great job , clean them filth ! But don't stop there!!!! If u know what I mean...hezbolovers

Missing abdul 25 November 2012, 00:34

Bachar is trying to transfer the war from Syria to Lebanon killing people is not a matter for him ofcourse with the help of his people in Leb. Good bless our heroes and Bachar l deb go play in your corner with sayed and Najat