Army Identifies Sidon Attackers, Says 2 Suspects on the Run

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The army identified on Monday the assailants of one of the attacks on the military in the southern city of Sidon, saying however that two suspects have escaped.

A communique said that three suspects were passing on foot through a checkpoint at al-Awwali bridge at Sidon's entrance at 9:00 pm Sunday when a soldier asked for their identification papers.

One of the suspects, who remains unidentified, threatened him with a grenade, which blew up when the soldier opened fire on him, it said.

The suspect was killed and two soldiers at the checkpoint were injured, the army statement said.

Soldiers found in his pocket another grenade, which was defused by the military expert.

The other two suspects were able to escape, the communique said, adding investigation is underway to find out their ties with another attack that took place in Sidon 45 minutes later.

The assault in the Majdelyoun area at 9:45 pm came after the army erected a checkpoint there following the first attack.

The army communique said that Bahaeddine Mohammed al-Sayyed, a Palestinian, got off an Envoy four-wheeler and blew himself up after embracing Sergeant Samer Rizk.

Al-Sayyed and Rizk were killed and a soldier was injured.

Two other suspects, who were in the Envoy, also died when members of the checkpoint opened fire on them.

The communique identified them as Lebanese Mohammed Jamil al-Zarif and Ibrahim Ibrahim al-Mir.

Soldiers found in their vehicle a suicide belt, three hand grenades and 23 detonators, the communique added.

State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr tasked on Monday the military police, the army intelligence and forensic experts with carrying out the investigation into the assaults.

Comments 32
Thumb cedars2 16 December 2013, 14:32

The first terrorist hotbed they should start in is Dahyih

Thumb cedars2 16 December 2013, 14:46

According to the STL Dahiyeh harbors assassins of prominent Lebanese figures.

Thumb geha 16 December 2013, 17:04

this hizbushaitan propaganda used now before the trial, just to discredit the trial, will not work.
go , miao miao in your corner.

Thumb _mowaten_ 16 December 2013, 18:56

anonyme: topic aside, why do you insist on calling him rory? sounds very affectionate, are you trying to tell him something? ;)

Missing peace 16 December 2013, 14:55

what are you complaining of? hezbollah defends the cause of the palestinians right? LOL and hezbollah does not want the camps to disarm right? so just reap what you sowed and stop playing hypocrits! LOL LOL!

Thumb geha 16 December 2013, 17:05

no he does not!
it is clear you live outside the country!
they have blocked all attempts of controlling all Palestinian weapons and this is common knowledge.

Thumb -phoenix1 16 December 2013, 15:01

In the absence of any real measures against those who perpetrate attacks against the LAF, the nation will remain in a speculative state, where the people could not trust the army entirely and where the perpetrators would remain emboldened to repeat such cowardly attacks. We have repeated this for so many times, let the army take firm actions when the culprits are caught, and after all reasonable avenues have been used in the dispensation of justice, let the maximum penalties be applied, irrespective of who the culprits are. When the army sets a couple of very firm examples, then would the nation begin to feel secure.

Missing peace 16 December 2013, 15:08

the problem is that the army cannot take any firm actions against hezbollah thugs because they know that otherwise it would split. so the army in the eyes of terrorists is just a tool in the hands of hezbis thus they do not fear it nor respect it...
in 2008 the army just stood idly by witnessing the acts of hezbollah and their lackeys without intervening whatsoever... all this because of hezbollah thugs....

Thumb benzona 16 December 2013, 15:16


Default-user-icon ncwhert (Guest) 16 December 2013, 19:33

For now, focus on your takfiri friends, jerk. That's your problem.

Thumb benzona 17 December 2013, 00:02

roaring kitty kat, the +1 was for peace's first message. nothing good ever comes out your filthy mouth, don't expect my encouragements.

Default-user-icon Limando Zograves (Guest) 16 December 2013, 15:35

Arrest the filthy Sannis Bahia & Family and Saniora l'Israelien and hang them NOW.

Thumb _mowaten_ 16 December 2013, 15:41

"giggles" another trolling account brought to you by ice-man inc.

Thumb lebanon_first 16 December 2013, 16:15

Palestinian camps should be surrounded and every in and out should go through a checkpoint.

Thumb cedars2 16 December 2013, 16:24

They are surrounded. Do you know how much manpower these camps are using up. No the solution is to disarm them.period.

Thumb lebanon_first 16 December 2013, 16:35

cedar2. Cannot disarm them. The Hezbollah milicia put a red line against disarming pals in the past. I wonder now if since they changed their mind....

Wait... what does the interest of Iran dictate?

Thumb geha 16 December 2013, 17:08

read my above comment and stop being naïve.

Thumb lebanon_first 16 December 2013, 19:56


HA put a red line against attacking palestinian civilians (which is not the problem), but he also arrogated himself the right to put a redline against attacking the camp, which is not ok, since Fath el islam was hiding in the camp and such a red line would be tantamount to salvaging fath el islam.

In Nasrallah blind hatred against Americans he refused to allow the army to attack their enemies qaeda. But no one listened to him, and army proceeded anyway.


Hezbollah is IRAN FIRST.

Thumb Mystic 17 December 2013, 09:53

and you are Saudi_first

Default-user-icon Hanoun (Guest) 16 December 2013, 16:50

since 73 the same faction in Lebanon always attacks the army ??why??

Thumb geha 16 December 2013, 17:01

you are wrong in your assessment:
Nasrallah and his fellows are the master extremists terrorists.
when they are probed for what they know, then maybe we can continue with the qawmiehs (the murderers) to continue with all the others who are known to be terrorists.
why attack the victims of terrorism each time?

Thumb geha 16 December 2013, 17:02

and yes it is copy/paste, as it is the same shameful comment.

Thumb cedars2 16 December 2013, 19:27

Roar if any country went through what Lebanon has gone through I doubt there would be a country left. Cut us some slack.

Thumb lebanon_first 16 December 2013, 20:30

100% cedars. you gave me goose bumps.

Thumb cedars2 16 December 2013, 21:18

Rory can rest assured that Lebanon will survive whatever is thrown at it. We are the country that refuses to die.

Thumb benzona 17 December 2013, 00:03

and cedars, a country that refuse submission to the Vilayat al Faqih as well as to Syria.

Thumb chad 17 December 2013, 00:57

No ones want to submit to Faqih or should stop regurgitating what your parents tell you all day long and THINK for once.
HA is constituted of LEBANESE located in LEBANON to defend LEBANON! The fact that they have to fight in Syria these days doesnt change what they are, whether you like it or not.

Thumb Mystic 17 December 2013, 09:56

chad no matter what you say, these Saudi supporters will ignore you. They cheered Israel when they bombed, they cheered Fatah Al Islam, and now they cheer people attacking the army.

Thumb Mystic 17 December 2013, 09:56

Oops forgot that Fatah Al Islam killed hundreds of Leb soldiers too,. NOT

Thumb benzona 17 December 2013, 00:00

you learned a new word movaten. is this what your friends keep calling you? The troll de service?

Missing the1habibshartouni 17 December 2013, 12:53

Agree with you Mystic.

Thumb _mowaten_ 17 December 2013, 14:21

benzona, official provider of live unconditional support for israelis, paid hasbara shills, internet trolls and other saudi heart-eating savages.