Army Arrests 2 Suspects in Hermel, Seizes Arms

The Lebanese army said Tuesday it has arrested two men for the possession of weapons and ammunition in the eastern Hermel district.

A military unit apprehended on Monday night two Lebanese – Hassan al-Hajj Hassan and Ahmed Hussein Tleis – in the area of Hawsh al-Sayyed Ali, said a communique issued by the army command.

Tleis is wanted by the judiciary. He was in a Nissan Pathfinder SUV with Hassan, who was carrying a fake ID, at the time of the arrest, it stated.

The soldiers found arms, ammunition, rockets and military gear in the vehicle, the communique said.

The seized materials were handed over to the appropriate authorities and the military launched an investigation with the suspects, it added.



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