Syrian Man, Woman Arrested in Dahieh over 'Security Plot'

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A man and a woman were arrested on Wednesday evening in Beirut's southern suburbs on charges of plotting an act of sabotage, according to media reports.

“A man and a woman, both Syrian nationals, were arrested in Dahieh after the interception of their phone conversations with a group in Majdal Anjar revealed that they were plotting a security operation against Dahieh,” a Hizbullah stronghold, al-Jadeed television quoted a security source as saying.

MTV said the duo were apprehended by agents from the army's Intelligence Directorate.

Hizbullah sources told al-Jadeed that “Dahieh's security is a priority and the army is handling the matter.”

“Investigations are underway in a normal manner to know more details about the arrested group which was plotting attacks,” the sources added.

An Egyptian national was killed and two other people were wounded on Sunday when they were setting up explosive devices in Mount Lebanon's Iqlim al-Kharroub's region.

Several other explosive devices were found at their house in addition to a map containing three target places for bomb attacks -- al-Saadiyat, Wadi al-Zeina and Hadath.

On May 26, four people were wounded when two rockets hit the Beirut southern suburb of Shiyyah.

And on July 9, at least 53 people were wounded in a bombing in Bir al-Abed, also a Beirut southern suburb.

The developments come in the wake of Hizbullah's military intervention in Syria alongside regime forces. The party's key support has helped the Syrian regime recapture the strategic town of Qusayr near the Lebanese border and recently the Homs neighborhood of Khaldiyeh.

In the wake of the Qusayr battle, Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said his group “will be where it needs to be" in Syria which is facing a “very, very dangerous conspiracy.”

Nasrallah had previously justified the group's involvement in Syria by saying they were defending Lebanese-inhabited border villages inside Syria and Shiite holy sites in the Damascus province.

But during a May 25 speech Nasrallah warned that "if Syria falls in the hands of the Takfiris and the United States, the resistance will become under a siege and Israel will enter Lebanon. If Syria falls, the Palestinian cause will be lost.”

Comments 7
Thumb benzona 07 August 2013, 23:50

Bunch of apprentice and amateur terrorists. They should learn from the best terrorist organization in the region: Hezbollah!

Hezbollah has killed more people than al qaida in the 9/11 attacks ..... And all other qaidas attacks worldwide ever since.

Default-user-icon majid (Guest) 08 August 2013, 01:04

Insideman.. hezbollah created this situation.. as for being a m14 organ eating takfiri, so be proud. anything that opposes hezbollah I support. Hezbollah started this in 2005 when they assassinated hariri.

Thumb primesuspect 08 August 2013, 01:50

they label any anti-bashar/nusrallah people as pro israel or al qaida... they r so mentally retarded.

Thumb geha 08 August 2013, 08:08

I have a question for all of you:
how come they got the telecom data? when it comes to dahiyeh the telecom sinister hands the data? and in the case of Boutros Harb, and Hassan they do not hand over the telecom data?
how can you explain that?

Default-user-icon Truth (Guest) 08 August 2013, 08:17

How easy it is to get telecom data in somes cases and not in others. When 9 cyclists from the baltic republics were abducted in the Bekaa valley, and the ISF forces requested the cell phone data , it was argued then, by Sehnaoui the telecom minister that this request has to be carefully screened in order to protect ' civil liberties' ! Same was argued when martyr El Hassan was blown up. Not in the case of the Dahyé ' plot ' it seems !

Missing karim_m1- 08 August 2013, 16:10

Good bless the Lebanese Army! Down with FSA-Al Qaeda Wahabism and terrorism!

Default-user-icon LoveLebanon (Guest) 08 August 2013, 16:17

If you want to make an argument, listen to the other party. If you M14, it does not mean you are a salafi. If you are M8 then you are not necessary HA. It is stupid when you use the above in an argument.