Army Arrests Various Suspects in Morning Raids in Beirut

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The army announced on Wednesday the arrest of three suspects in Beirut's southern suburbs of Dahieh over shooting offenses.

It said that it arrested Mustafa Zou al-Fiqar Ismail, Hussein Hassan Tohmaz, and Mohammed Hassan Tohmaz for firing from their weapons on various dates.

It also arrested Ali Shakib Moussa in the Hay al-Sellom area for the illegal possession of a weapon during the raids it carried out in the morning.

Meanwhile, Ali Zou al-Fiqar Ismail turned himself over to the army after he was wanted on shooting charges.

Earlier on Wednesday, the army carried out raids in the Western Neighborhood behind the Cite Sportive area in Beirut in search for wanted suspects, reported al-Jadeed television.

It detained two suspects, said LBCI, while MTV reported that nine of Arab Movement Party leader Shaker al-Berjawi's supporters were arrested during raids in al-Rehab area in Beirut.

Berjawi is a veteran militant whose career has spanned multiple decades and causes.

In recent years, his supporters have gotten involved in clashes with anti-Syria groups.

The latest clashes took place on March 23 between Salafists and supporters of Berjawi near the Cite Sportive area.

One person was killed in the fighting.



Comments 7
Thumb FlameCatcher 14 May 2014, 16:51

Yalla, Hezbollah 49990 terrorists to go !

Most of them are on vacation in Syria though but can be intercepted illegally entering and exciting Lebanon as they do not pass through borders and smuggle weapons in and out of Lebanon to conduct their mercenary and terrorist warfare !

Hell, they don't even pay "import" taxes on the weapons, let alone electricity bills and any other "civil obligation" to the Lebanese government.

Thumb EagleDawn 14 May 2014, 16:56

not those "people" again....

Default-user-icon Whatif (Guest) 14 May 2014, 18:00

Using "Eradicate" and criticizing extremism in the same sentence ... yeah brother you are way better

Thumb zahle1 14 May 2014, 23:25

There are many young Shiites that feel invincible and above the law due to what HA has accomplished whether you support it or not is another issue. I myself think that we need to reign in some of the arrogance. However, I do not know how you get 7 thumbs up by 4:23EST for these comments. Shiites are just as Lebanese as any of us and I think your post attacking their names is crossing the line. My name is Thomas, when Muslims where I live tell me that is not an Arabic name....I laugh at their ignorance because I know my history. We can agree to disagree with these guys getting out of control with their power. We can do whatever we can to bring them in line with more of an inclusive stance. But we should not mock their names and doubt their "Lebanese" identity.

Thumb liberty 15 May 2014, 05:15

and your point is?

Thumb zahle1 15 May 2014, 16:22

My point is I am happy they are arrested. My point is I do feel many from this sect feel above the law because of HA's strength. My point is they are still Lebanese and we should not attack them for not liking their name.

Thumb liberty 15 May 2014, 05:15

good one!