Killer of Army Sergeant in Jounieh Linked to Arms Trade

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The Lebanese Army command said Monday that a suspect, who had shot dead a soldier in the town of Jounieh a day earlier, is involved in smuggling and has connections to arms traders.

Army Intelligence Sergeant Samson Antranikian was killed at dawn Sunday when the suspect, now identified as Hassan Hussein Orayyeb, opened fire on a patrol during a manhunt in Jounieh, north of Beirut.

Monday's communique said the investigation with Orayyeb, who hails from the southern town of Khiam, revealed that he uses several fake IDs, including that of a clergyman.

The Army described him as a smuggler of goods from and to Syria and said he has connections to foreign organizations and arms traders.

Several verdicts have also been issued against him in the past 5 years for threatening to use arms and opening fire on people, the communique added.

Comments 8
Thumb benzona 03 December 2012, 14:59

Hassan Hussein..... Mmmmmhhhh

Missing samiam 03 December 2012, 17:59

and from the south too.

Thumb jcamerican 03 December 2012, 15:39

Barak Hussein Obama. Mmmmmmmmmm.

Default-user-icon Naturally (Guest) 03 December 2012, 15:44

I wonder if he knows Hezballah's Sheikh Mohammad Yazbek's son.

Missing feekahraba 03 December 2012, 16:06

Saddam Hussien, hmmmmmm

Default-user-icon Avenging Angel (Guest) 03 December 2012, 18:50

all roads lead to Rome..Ooops... I meant Dahieh!!!!!!!

Default-user-icon M16 (Guest) 04 December 2012, 11:30

It goes to show the spirit and morality of those who comment on these stories... out of 9 comments driven mostly by spite, not a single comment about the soldier who lost his life. You are all quick to blame each other rather than putting Lebanon first.

Missing whyaskwhy 04 December 2012, 12:03

Hes fighting Israel through the road to Jounieh....