Saqr Issues Search and Investigation Warrant against Ali Eid and Syrian Tanks Deploy near His House

State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr issued on Monday a search and investigation warrant against Arab Democratic Party chief Ali Eid.

After the news of the warrant broke out, several supporters of Eid took to the streets of Tripoli to protest Saqr's decision.

Talaat al-Shamal road, which leads to Tripoli's neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen, was briefly blocked by protesters.

Meanwhile, Future television reported that the army closed a road leading to the neighborhood to avoid an escalation of events following the issuing of the legal notice.

Arab Democratic Party Secretary-General Rifaat Eid commented on the latest development to al-Manar television on Monday evening.

Ha announced that a peaceful march will take pace on Tuesday from Jabal Mohsen towards Abdul Hamid Karami square in the city.

"My family and I will lead the march regardless of what might happen," he said.

"Our slogan is enough blood," Eid added.

Later, al-Jadeed television reported that Syrian tanks deployed behind the berm in the Hikr al-Dahiri area near Ali Eid's residence in the northern city of Akkar.

The Internal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau summoned Eid on Wednesday to question his alleged involvement in the August double bombing in the northern city of Tripoli.

But on Thursday, the northern leader said he was willing to appear before any security agency except for the Intelligence Bureau.

“I don't trust it at all and its history is not honorable, especially with Syria's allies,” he explained.

Eid's driver Ahmed Mohammed Ali is being held by the Intelligence Bureau on charges of smuggling to Syria Ahmed Merhi, one of the main suspects in the bombings against al-Taqwa and al-Salam mosques in Tripoli on August 23.

MTV reported that Ali was first arrested on October 26 by Lebanese army intelligence agents on charges of smuggling Merhi into Syria at the request of the pro-Damascus former lawmaker.

Merhi is reportedly the driver of the second explosive-laden vehicle that blew up near al-Taqwa mosque.

On October 14, seven people involved in the August bombings were charged, including three in custody. The majority are from the Tripoli neighborhood of Jabal Mohsen.

Forty-five people were killed and over 800 wounded in the twin bombings.

The Arab Democratic Party has denied any involvement in the attacks and stressed that the suspects are not members of the party while slamming media leaks attributed to the Intelligence Bureau.

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