Saqr Orders Arrest of 8 People in Connection to Tripoli Clashes

State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr ordered on Monday the arrest of eight people, including Hatem al-Janzarli, in connection to the clashes in the northern city of Tripoli, reported the National News Agency.

It said that he also requested investigating the identity of some 60 individuals in order to take the necessary legal measures against them.

On Sunday, the army carried out a raid in the inner markets of Tripoli where it arrested a number of individuals, including al-Janzarli, who is suspected of opening fire at the army.

A number of suspects were arrested in the raid and they have been identified as,, M.Ouloulou, and

Tripoli has been rocked with the latest round of clashes between the rival neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen.

The Army Command later issued a statement on Sunday explaining that units had raided a number of areas occupied by Tripoli gunmen and snipers.

It arrested eight gunmen and confiscated a number of light weapons and ammunition, including a sniper rifle and military equipment.

Fighting linked to conflict in Syria frequently erupts between the rival neighborhoods, with residents of Bab al-Tabbaneh supporting Syrian rebels and residents of Jabal Mohsen backing the Syrian regime.

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