55 New Arrest Warrants against Tripoli Fugitives, Including Rifaat and Ali Eidإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
New arrest warrants were issued on Monday against Arab Democratic Party leader Ali Eid, his son Rifaat and others over their involvement in the 18th round of fighting in the northern city of Tripoli.
"First military examining magistrate Judge Nabil Wehbe issued a third in absentia arrest warrant against the party's political relations official Rifaat Eid,” MTV reported.
MTV added that another 53 warrants were also issued, among them one against Ali Eid and 12 against detainees involved in the same 18th round of fighting between the rival neighborhoods of Jabal Mohsen and Bab al-Tabbaneh last November.
These warrants come as army troops and security forces continue the implementation of a security plan in the North and the Bekaa, which resulted in the arrest of dozens of fugitives while many others are still at large, among them Ali and Rifaat Eid.
This is the third arrest warrant against Rifaat Eid, whose father Ali is accused of helping fugitives behind the double blast that targeted Tripoli mosques last August escape justice.
According to Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi, Rifaat Eid had escaped to Orange County, California, while Interior Minister Nouhad Mashnouq noted the party's chief Ali Eid left Lebanon to Syria.