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Army Arrests Syrian Terrorist in Tripoli

The Lebanese army said on Saturday that it has arrested a Syrian national in the northern city of Tripoli for belonging to terrorist organizations.

An army communique said Mohammed Assaad Awad was apprehended in the area of al-Mankoubine.

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General Security Arrests 2 Suspected Terrorists

The General Security Department said Friday that its officers have arrested a Lebanese and a Syrian suspected of belonging to terrorist groups.

General Security has apprehended a Lebanese who belongs to the groups of terrorists Osama Mansour and Shadi al-Mawlawi, said a communique.

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Battle-scarred Lebanese Teens Reconcile through Theater

The young man cowered behind a barrel on the barely lit stage, as his companion pointed a fake weapon towards a roaring audience in a Beirut theater.

The amateur actors were re-enacting a familiar scene from their native Tripoli, one of Lebanon's most volatile cities.

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Bomb Goes off in Lebanese Soldier's Vehicle in Tripoli

A bomb has targeted the vehicle of a Lebanese army chief warrant officer in the northern city of Tripoli, the state-run National News Agency reported on Monday.

NNA said 200 grams of explosives went off in the gray Mercedes that was parked in a parking lot in al-Wadih street of Tripoli's al-Qobbeh area at 3:00 am.

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Army Ups Measures in Sidon after Revelations on al-Asir

The Lebanese army has taken strong measures in and around the southern city of Sidon after a suspect revealed that wanted Islamist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir had moved occasionally between the city and the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh.

As Safir daily said Thursday that the measures were also taken over fears that militants would carry out attacks through sleeper cells in Sidon.

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Man Fakes his own Kidnapping to Cover Embezzlement

A man confessed to faking his own kidnapping to cover the funds he embezzled from the company he works for, announced the Internal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau in a statement on Wednesday.

It said that N.H., an accountant at a commercial establishment in the northern city of Tripoli, faked his abduction at the hands of alleged assailants.

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Suspect Admits to Court that al-Asir Moved between Sidon and Ain el-Hilweh

Wanted Islamist cleric Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir had moved occasionally between the southern city of Sidon and the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh, a suspect admitted to court on Tuesday.

According to al-Akhbar daily published on Wednesday, Alaa al-Moghrabi known as Hatem told the military court that one time a wanted cleric transported al-Asir from the northern city of Tripoli to Sidon from where he took him to Ain el-Hilweh.

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Man Reportedly Abducted after Leaving Tripoli Workplace Carrying Cash

A man was kidnapped Sunday in the northern city of Tripoli after leaving his workplace carrying a large sum of money, media reports said.

“Lebanese national Nazih Zakaria al-Hussein was abducted after he left his workplace at the Tripoli Plaza company carrying 8 million Lebanese pounds,” LBCI television reported.

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Libya Groups Agree Peace Deal without Tripoli Parliament

Libyan political parties and members of civil society initialed a UN-proposed peace accord in Morocco on Saturday, despite the absence of a rival parliament not recognized by the international community.

"This is a step, but it is really an important step along the path to peace," UN envoy Bernardino Leon said at a ceremony in the Moroccan resort of Skhirat marking the agreement.

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Israeli Drone Crashes in Lebanon for 2nd Time in 3 Weeks

An Israeli drone crashed in the northern city of Tripoli on Saturday, the army said, in the second such incident in three weeks.

"At around 8:30 am (0530 GMT), a drone belonging to the Israeli enemy went down in the port of Tripoli, and the army has taken the necessary measures," the military said in a statement, without elaborating.

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