Saqr Charges Three with Carrying Out Terrorist Acts

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Government commissioner to the military court Judge Saq Saqr charged three men with plotting to carry out terrorist activities, the state-run National News Agency reported on Friday.

The three men hail from Jabal Mohsen neighborhood in the northern city of Tripoli.

They were also charged with forming two rival political and military parties, carrying out terrorist acts, exchanging gunfire with Bab al-Tabbaneh, attempted murder of civilians and soldiers and destructing public and private institutions.

Saqr referred the three men to the First Military Investigation Judge Riyad Abu Ghida.

Hundreds of policemen from different parts of Lebanon have been sent to Tripoli to help improve security, working under the army's command.

The army has been authorized to take charge of security in Tripoli for six months following the deadly sectarian clashes by rival sides stemming from the civil war in neighboring Syria.

Tensions soared in the city in August when twin car bombings hit Sunni mosques and left hundreds of casualties.

A soldier was killed and 6 others were wounded on Thursday evening after gunmen protested raids by troops across the city, accusing the military of targeting the Sunni sect.

On Wednesday night, unknown assailants tossed two stun grenades at Syria street, which separates the rival neighborhoods of Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh.

At least 10 people have been killed and 100 others wounded in clashes between the rival Tripoli neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen since last week.

The latest round of violence erupted last week when Jabal Mohsen residents were shot in their feet in vengeful sectarian attacks.

Comments 3
Thumb sophia_angle 06 December 2013, 14:47

lebanon is exactly "mgharet alibaba"

Thumb LebCynic 06 December 2013, 19:47

I hope that there is a legitimate case against those detained to finally put an end to another ugly chapter between these two neighbourhoods.

Thumb _mowaten_ 06 December 2013, 20:16

you'll get over it i'm sure.