Army Refers Kasha to the Judiciary for Terrorist Ties


The army intelligence referred detainee Ahmed Ghazi Kasha to the related judiciary on charges of having connections with terrorists and is involved in attacks against the army, possessing narcotics and many other crimes.

Kasha has links to two terrorist detainees, Ahmed Salim Miqati and Ibrahim Barakat, and for taking part in attacks against the army. Several arrest warrants have been issued against him including opening fire and possessing narcotics, the army said in a communique.

Kasha had admitted to having had transported wanted individuals, weapons and explosives from the Bab al-Tabbaneh neighborhood of the northern city of Tripoli to Asoun in favor of Miaqti who had plans to establish a security zone in al-Dinniyeh.

He has also admitted to having had carried out attacks at army positions on October 25 and 26 in 2014 in the markets of Tripoli. He said the attacks came in parallel with the detention of Miqati and the attacks at army positions carried out by Khaled Hoblos in Bhanine and Bab al-Tabbaneh.

Militant Miqati was arrested in 2014 during an army raid in the town of Asoun in the northern district of Dinniyeh, and 12 members of his terrorist cell, had plans to execute violent attacks on the 27th of Oct. against Ashura gatherings in several Shiite Lebanese areas.

The cell led by Miqati, had further plans to assassinate Lebanese political figures including Speaker Nabih Berri and al-Mustaqbal MP Ahmed Fatfat, in a bid to trigger a Shiite-Sunni strife, reports had said.

In a separate arrest, the army also arrested Imad Riad Saleh in Baalbek's al-Sharawneh on counterfeiting charges after he failed to obey an army order to stop at a checkpoint. The army opened fire and injured him.



Comments 0